>Thread archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Novice%20Heretek%20Quest>General information:Characters (Updated): http://pastebin.com/SeiiD4miPlanets: http://pastebin.com/PncEDGjgBionics(Updated): http://pastebin.com/svRrH9YmInventory (Updated): http://pastebin.com/SJn6jgTB>Thread Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7KXcSn2wBU>Quest Twitter:https://twitter.com/HeracorNahive>Summary: You are techpriest Heracor Nahive. You were forcefully implanted a brain chip that made you into little more than a working drone, after escaping your homeworld you somehow got yourself into the Inquisitorial Cruiser “Speculum Animæ”.>Main Mission: - Become stronger and fight the Magus that installed the chip on your brain.>>Secondary Missions:- Take care and protect Lanky.- Restore and clean the frigate in less than three weeks.>>Optional Missions:- Try to destroy the heretical information store on your brain.
>Day 02.>29 Days left.>15% of the ship cleaned.>0% of the ship repaired.You wake up from the operation table with your mind rested yet your body tired and constrained from the operations. Your torso feels rigid and bending down proves to be a hard experience. The muscles and articulations aren't yet used to your new and denser spine and the last hints of the anesthesia has made your body to be numb and hard to control.As you exit the big door frame of the Chirguricae ward you are welcomed by the odd looking Opiuchus and Cetus that are walking with some tattered blueish looking scrolls and lead a small group of work servitors that carry different materials. As they see you they wave their hands, not as excited as they would like because the effect of the gravity on their lithe bodies makes the greeting feel restraining for them.“Techpriest Nahive!” Saluted Cetus from the distance.Your movements were now as slow and graceless as theirs. That kind of made you empathize with the void accustomed techpriest duo.“Greetings Stella Navis scholars. What brings you there today?”
>>39028140“We have been searching for Caeruleaprints and we found one of the ship we are working with.” Intervened Opiuchus.“Hull reparation can start since today. We will gladly carry the materials and several void-able servitors to repair right away!”It was obvious that those two engineers were extremely displeased by the experience they had yesterday with moving the bodies and being suddenly surrounded by death and rot. Their fragile bodies made their effort even more difficult as they needed the strength of both to carry a single corpse. The Machine God hated slackers as they were avoiding the holy duty of work and while those two were somehow trying to bypass dealing with the human remains they were offering working hard in the area they were specialized on. It was an ambiguous matter but you decided to act as judge and accept their offering.“Ave Omnissiah.” You said with a nod.There was still an hour and a half before the assigned work shift started; maybe you could do something meanwhile.>Visit Lanky.>Train and try to improve your movements.>Talk with the Stella Navis techpriests and ask them about the blueprints.>Rest and see if you manage to feel more rested.>Free action.
Lurker here,What is our alignments, with chaos/the imp?
>>39028340Knowledge hoarding loyalist. Fear comes later.>>39028152>>Train and try to improve your movements.
>>39028340Not gonna lie. I wanted this quest to lead more into chaos but the players have turned the main character into a somewhat heroic and useful imperial.>We are allied with the Imperium and actively working for their interests.>We have fought chaos and even killed an Heretek.
>>39028152>Talk with the Stella Navis techpriests and ask them about the blueprints.Man, I looked at the pastebins and there were a few offscreen deaths weren't there?
>>39028464Yes, there was a war after all. If you want I could write how they died but that would be meta-information. The MC wouldn't really know about it. He just has a faint and pessimistic idea of how their fates have turned.
>>39028340Chaos is illogical a filled with psychos that would do terrible things to us even if we're on their side.The Imperium will do less terrible things to us if we give them reason to.We ultimately serve ourselves, but the Imperium has resources, opportunities, relative safety, and we do not wish malice upon its citizens.Not being able to use or develop upon our heretical knowledge may be a bit aggravating, especially since it could be used for productive things.I don't think we'd leave unless staying meant death though.
>>39028503By the way, I don't think Red Hook had much to do with Tzeentch and Nurgle. I could see Khorne and Slaanesh (ha. Mortal enemies gifting the same guy.), but he doesn't use magic beyond warp stuff that's kind of like how Khornate daemons would light their swords on fire, and he didn't live in filth any more than the slaves did. But hey, favoring multiple gods but not undivided is likely a thing. It's just not shown much in fluff for some reason.Just an opinion.
>>39028152>Talk with the Stella Navis techpriests and ask them about the blueprints.“Wait.” You ask before they turn around.“Can you show me those documents, please?”They were at first sceptic about doing it as they believed that you didn’t had the neither understanding nor knowledge enough to read those complex and detailed yet aged scrolls. After some hesitation they did as you asked.After unrolling the sheet it turned to be bigger than you expected needing both arms fully extended to see it completely. The only things you could gather from it were basic information about the vessel.Sword-class Frigate>Ship Type: Sword-class Frigate>Ship Class:Frigate>Power: Max 4500 Gigawatts>Space: 40 mega-tonne>Essential Components:· Jovian Pattern Class 2 Drive · Strelov 1 Warp Engine · Geller Field· Single Void Shield Array · Command Bridge · M-1.r Life Sustainer· Pressed-crew Quarters · Mark-201.b Auger Array >Supplemental Components: None>Weapon Components:· Dorsal: Mars Pattern Macrocannons · Dorsal: Ryza Pattern Plasma Battery “Do you all have the needed materials?” Was the only thing you managed to mutter without sounding extremely ignorant about the topic.“Yes, sir.” Said Cetus.With a final approbation nod you let them go their way.>Working now on: Train and try to improve your movements.
>>39028620I know. I just didn't wanted to focus too much on the Blood God so I don't look like a Khornefag. I wanted to make him unaligned but I ended focusing way too much killing I guess.
>>39028152>>Visit Lanky.see if we can talki to her, test the bionics we gave her and see if they work to stop the mutations
>>39028715Well we where going to a planet where Khornate things where happening, as the Eldar told us. It made sense at the time. I think we assumed that if we didn't take care of it, it would stir up trouble on the planet and try to release Hekatonkhiros.
FUCK YEAH! HERETEK QUEST!
>>39028688>Train and try to improve your movements.Since you passed your night in the Adeptus Mechanicus cathedral the training room wasn't far away. Instead of directly going to the shooting range you went to the gymnasium to warm your muscles and make them accustom to the new and alien bionics.The machines in there were few and exotic; there weren't many techpriests that dedicated part of their precious time to the care of their feeble biological bodies.A set of weights called your attention. They were shiny yet looked as if they were made from discharged cogs. Honestly for a second you weren’t sure if they were training equipment or an astray piece of complex machinery.You grabbed it and gave some sort of work to your newly acquired arm for the first time. The feedback from your arm informed you that the object weighted about 25 lbs. Exercising your robotic arm would be obviously a waste of time as it was already on its prime but your biological one could have some anaerobic workout. After about half an hour your biological parts were sweating, big drops falling and turning your skin into a glimmering and shiny coat. You thanked the Omnissiah of not being born with hirsute genetics and lacking the big quantity of body hair that some other techpriests and priestesses had.
>>39028996Thanks to the stretching and exercise you managed to get normal range of movements with your new body. It would need some more sessions to get fully normality thought. You felt somewhat tired after the session but luckily there was a small fountain with specially mineralized water and concentrated recaf and vitamin pills to recover faster.After a quick cleanup with special showers that sprayed steam and cold air you were fresh and ready to meet the rest of the team.They were waiting for you in front of the airlock. Most of them had changed their robes, probably considering themselves dirty after the corpse transportation. Inside only the last and most hideous body mount awaited. Its stink punching all our nostrils and making all the organic eyes watery and the unmodified stomachs rumble and want to puke.>Focus on exploring the ship.>Focus on repairing the area you are in. (LOAD/UNLOAD BAY)>Focus on cleaning the rest of the bodies.>Free action.
>>39029013>Focus on exploring the ship.>Get servitors to clean up the rest of the bodies.To the incinerators with those. It's fuel now.
I though there were more people. Where did they go?
>>39029162Both my posts replied to...okay.
>>39029013>Focus on exploring the ship.>Get servitors to clean up the rest of the bodies.You reprogrammed the same servitors that cleaned up the entrance bay last night to work on the cleanup and posterior biofuel transformation. Their servos and articulations complaining from the extra work and the few upkeep and resting time you left them."Alright. We are now on the main bay. Here is where all the troops and materials were loaded and unloaded. From there we can access the rest of the ships. Try to focus on the signals to avoid getting lost. In case of detecting anything unusual communicate it immediately on the vox-communicator. Eugen or Faust, the one who is closer will come immediately and check it out. Do not try to be heroes, your lives are worth more than you might believe, backing away and running from danger isn't cowardly, techpriests."Your last words made clear that running away didn't meant into immediate punishment to them. Both Skitarii and you were not affected by that rule as your classification as warriors made dealing with the enemy both a possibility and a duty.The zone you were in divided in three main routes.>First route:-Living habitaculums-Kitchen-Medicae Bay-Warehouses 1-20 (Food and Medicines)>Second route:-Garage-AdMech cathedral-Training grounds-Warehouses 21-40 (Weapons and Materials)>Third route:-Engines-Command center-Ventilation Center-Warehourses 41-60 (Chemicals and Fuel)Everybody with the exception of Opiuchus and Cetus that were already outside and working on the hull were ready to be assigned. It was now your duty to make the three teams.PEOPLE TO ASSIGN:>Digitalis: Computer Sciences++419N||990 >Metallurgicus: Material Sciences++Titania>Investigatus: Advanced military design and construction++Wilhenmina>Mandati: Command and Strategy++Parabellum>Cybernetica: Robotics and Bionics++Aldric Liquefactio>Skitarii: Warriors++Faust++Eugen++Heracor
>>39029013>Focus on exploring the ship.
>>39029380>CHOOSE WHO TO SEND TO EVERY ROUTE.>I know numbers are odd. That way It won't be so easy.
>>39029380>First route:FaustParabellu>Second route:HektorWilhenminaAldric Liquefactio>Third route:Eugen419N||990Titania
>>390294001st route:AldricFaust2nd route:419NTitaniaEugen3rd route:WilhenminaParabellumHeracor
>>39029380>First route:FaustParabellum>Second route:TitaniaAldric LiquefactioHeracor>Third route:Wilhenmina419N||990Eugen
>>39029400I should have asked before, but are the mainframes near the command bridge or the admech cathedral ?
>>39029485>>39029485The computers to send orders from are in the command bridge but the Mainframes are kept in the Cathedral.
>>39029380>First route:>Cybernetica: Robotics and Bionics++Aldric Liquefactio>Skitarii: Warriors++Eugen>Second route:>Investigatus: Advanced military design and construction++Wilhenmina>Metallurgicus: Material Sciences++Titania>Skitarii: Warriors++Faust>Third route:>Mandati: Command and Strategy++Parabellum>Digitalis: Computer Sciences++419N||990>Skitarii: Warriors++HeracorThis seems a good matchup of specialitiescybernectics to medbay, metals to warehouse of materials, etc
>>39029549Alright, I keep my vote to send to the second route then.
Rolled 3 (1d4)>>390294351>>390294502>>390294763>>390295634I'll let the luck decide. Sorry, just trying to be fair here.
>>390295983 works for me.
>>39029380>First route:FaustParabellum>Second route:TitaniaAldric LiquefactioHeracor>Third route:Wilhenmina419N||990EugenYou stood in front of the group. Looking outside you could see one of the two in the void, impossible to say who since they were carrying their voidsuits now."Faust and Parabellum you two will go and explore the living grounds. It encompasses the Habitaculums, the Kitchen, the Medicae and Warehouses from one to twenty."The excited and chubby Parabellum wiggled happily and quickly turned around to enter into the first corridor, sprinting and using his short legs to advance. With a sigh Faust followed back with long strides that let him catch him easily without barely any effort."Titania, Aldric and I will go and explore the Garages, Cathedral, Training grounds and warehouses twenty-one to forty."The decorative spike covered girl quickly got next to the welder and under her hood she seemed to blush. As Aldric wore his mask it was impossible to say what his expression was but the lack of rejection indicated that he also swooned over her."Finally. Eugen, Forhundred Ninety and Wilhelmina will explore the last route. You should find the Engines, Command Post, Ventilation system and the last warehouses."Eugen should have plenty of space to move in the engines and vent-system, she wouldn't be as restrained as in the other areas. You thought you did a good work.>Current time: 10:30 AM. >Time left: 11 hours 30 minutes.
>>39029598There wasn't a ton of difference between the choices, besides its not like they're stuck there for the whole duration of the repairs. Skitarii only matter in that there's one per group. Not my choice but still perfectly fine.
>>3902975629 days left to 11 hours left? You mean in a day right? [worried]
>>39029756Once again the situation and overlook was pretty heartrending. There were dead bodies lying scattered, some of those couldn't even be considered bodies but rests as nothing but an arm was left from some of them.The garage was almost empty. There were some military vehicles but they were in good enough condition, in one of the Chimeras a dead body of a female and young looking Commissar lied with her chest completely open and several medical tools on her now rotting guts. It seemed that she got hit and that they tried to save her life on the run while evacuating. On that vehicle many more persons could have traveled but if your suspicions were true most of the space was took by her body and the medics that performed the difficult procedure. Many brave soldiers were left behind only to give the Commissar a slightly increased chance of survival...martyrs of a lost cause as she seemed to die anyway. At least the vehicle was right and it's machine spirit didn't seemed to be wounded nor enraged.On the hulls of some of those tanks there were claw marks and other tainted wounds. Proof of how wild and deranged those prisoners managed to get on the brink of the battle.You doubted if the vehicles who were still on a working condition belonged to the Inquisitor or the stillborn penal guard. Anyhow you and your team blessed them and asked for forgiveness for the damage they suffered and begged them to continue working for the years to come.The Cathedral was specially hard to look at for the two non battle hardened techpriests. It wasn't only dead people now but dead and maimed techpriests who died hiding from the daemons or slowly lost their vitality from a bleeding wound. Inside of the temple the smell of pus and death mixed with the one of the sacred incense and oils, making an ever more puke inducing musk.
>>3902984329 days of work left. Each day has 12 work hours, the other 12 are to study/rest/whatever.
>>39029944>>39029944Dozens of broken or abandoned weapons lied on the training grounds, both waiting to be acquired and used and lost during the escape. The number of dead bodies in this area was the least one. With only a dead or mutilated body every four or five steps. Rummaging around and investigating the place you managed to find some Hydrogen fuel cells that were compatible with your rifle. You were stocked for now but who knows when would you find more of those. With a small litany you were thankful to the Omnissiah for this gift and kept them for yourself.Finally inside the warehouses you found many servitors, most on a severe case of dehydration or starving and looking moribund yet unable to ask for help, their already empty eyes now emptier as the life escaped their bodies quickly.There were many crates filled with weapons on the warehouses, all of it Imperial grade weaponry, almost the ninety percent of the crates carried lasguns. The most exotic ones were locked with a lock that you couldn't decipher and whose documentation indicated carried from plasma weaponry to power fists.>A:Go to the garage.>B:Go to the Cathedral.>C:Go to the Training grounds.>D:Continue on the Warehouses.>1:Clean it up from the bodies.>2:Search for useful objects.>3:Analyze the damages and repair when possible>4:Write in.Choose one of each and write the combination. For example: A1>Current time: 12 AM. >Time left: 10 hours.
>>39030110>D:Continue on the Warehouses.>1:Clean it up from the bodies.If we take care of those servitors, they can be useful afterwards. Clean up other rooms so we can do something else and such.
>>39030232nevermind, I read one for each>>39030110>B:Go to the Cathedral.>1:Clean it up from the bodies.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>390301631>>390302672
>>39030295I'm fine with this.Dead techpriests likely have useful stuff on them, but they aren't going anywhere and the servitors will die soon unless they're taken care of. More convenient manual labor is acquired.
>>39030110>D:Continue on the Warehouses.>1:Clean it up from the bodies.Moving the dead servitors turned into a hard and slow work. Since they had so many bionics on their dead carcasses their weight was more than suspected and at the end you and your team had to gather the still alive ones and program them to carry their deceased kin. Due to their weakened state they needed at least three to carry one body and many of them died of exhaustion mid travel.After about four hours a group of twenty dead servitors and six remaining alive ones await on the entrance. It takes you another hour to program the surviving servitors to go to the main ship's AdMech cathedral to be feed and hydrated and to code the ones who are taking the bodies out to grab and carry they newly brought bionic filled cadavers.The other two ask for a brief pause and you comply as you and them carried bodies too and feel tired. As soon as you rest your bottom on the cold floor a vox-com buzzes in your hears."͏́Ŗ̀͟ę̀q̀u̕͠Es͏̛t̛͜i͡n̢g̀ ̡͜CO̶n̛͜͝t͜a̵͘c͏̸̕t͏ w͏i̧̛th̴̸̕j̶̸̀ ̨̨T̡̕͢e̷C̨͝hp̴̡͜r̵͟i̶҉̧e̷͜s͜t ̸̵̵H̢̛͏é͟͜ra̸͢c͠͞o͟͟͠R.́͢ ̀͝O̸V̧́͟er͏͢"The sound was distorted and hard to understand. By pure deduction you understood that such a bad quality couldn't come from the inside as every corridor was filled with repeaters that gave a clear and easy to understand communication."Cetus or Opiuchus. Who am I contacting with?""̀́Oṕ̵̕-҉uchu̷̧̧s.͟͡ ͏T͟͡h͢͡e͘͝͞r͞͝e͞ ̴i͘s̢ ̛a̧͢͏ ̴͠p̢r̡ob̴͘l-͡m.͡҉"̛"Techpriest Opiuchus. Try to see if you can connect onto a socket to create a peer to peer communication instead of using vocal chords."After a small bleep of approval you stood up and connected to the ship's net. Soon another light appeared on your mind, Opiuchus was on the same net too. Soon both were communicating via text.Opiuchus //There is a very big problem...
Sorry for taking so long. Internet was being super slow.
>>39030649Heracor //Define your very big problem for clarification.Opiuchus //Seems that some parts of the ship aren't completely covered by the Host's Gellar Field.You didn't knew the true effects of warp but you knew they weren't good, neither for materials nor organics.Heracor //Report of damage.Opiuchus //Several antennas are out of the field. They seem to have rusted completely. I would say that the percentage of the ship uncovered is about one to three percent.Heracor //What do you suggest to do on this case?Opiuchus //Trying to reach and cut them down is extremely dangerous. I suggest waiting until we have reentered realspace and cut them out completely.Heracor // Good job. Inform me of any other oddityOut of the conversation and the connection you just sighed exhausted.>Ask the other teams about what they have found.>Ask Titania and Aldric to return back and use their expertise to try to discover and learn something from the ship. This is something educative for them after all.>Return to work. ( If this is chosen apply again the options from >>39030110 with the exception of the ones already done (D-1))>Write in.
>>39030823>Ask the other teams about what they have found.>Ask Titania and Aldric to return back and use their expertise to try to discover and learn something from the ship. This is something educative for them after all.We get a status report while they work.
I have to go for a bit. I'll be back.
>>39030823>Ask the other teams about what they have found.>B:Go to the Cathedral.>1:Clean it up from the bodies.Thats some valuable tech in those techpriests, besides its the first step to getting the cathedral active, which will likely be invaluable in the repair. Can we and servitors and Aldric do that while Titania examines cargo?
>>39031030Sorry. I wait ten minutes before starting to write. I'm already going with what >>39030861 choose.
>>39031062That's cool, none of the choices are bad and we have plenty of time in any case.
>Ask the other teams about what they have found.>Ask Titania and Aldric to return back and use their expertise to try to discover and learn something from the ship. This is something educative for them after all."Aldric, Titania. Team up and return from were we came. Try to discover anything unusual. Report me everything back, understood?"With a nod the couple turned around and happily went into the the darkness of the corridors, maybe happy of having some intimacy and losing you as the third wheel."Heracor to Faust. Report of status?"After some static he finally answered."I swear that if this guy doesn't shuts up I'm going to kill him."It seemed that Parabellum was somewhat overexcited, both for receiving orders from a superior and immersing into a post war frigate."Doing so will obliterate any chance of returning to your previous rank among the Skitarii... Techpriest on Techpriest killing is totally forbidden as not only our body dies but also all the knowledge we have stored."That was one of the first mantras that they taught to every techpriest, no matter its forge world of origin they knew those words with little to no variation."Requesting permission to give him the vox-speaker, he's pestering me to do so." Said in a somewhat impatient tone.If you weren't fully repaired by now you would have teased him with a slow answer or straight denying him the permission but you were once back not only on perfect condition but also stronger than before."Permission granted."Soon the Skitarius deep voice was substituted by a much higher pitched one.
I'm gonna stop posting pics because it constraints the speed a lot and it's a pain in the ass.
>>39031214“Mandati Techpriest at your service sir!”"I require a report of findings and status."The answer came quickly, as if he had memorized it and had been awaiting your call forever."The habitaculums are savaged, the mattresses used as makeshift bunks for the wounded, several reading lux lanterns are scattered and taken out, possibly to operate under low light conditions. In the kitchen all trace of ice and alcoholic substances are gone, suspected to have been used in the treatment of sore muscles and open wounds. Medicae has been used in its totality, there is a body on every operation room and many more on the waiting rooms, emergency supplies like bandages and oxygenated water are empty, there are lots of headache pills thought. At the warehouses there are many crates still to be opened; it seems that they didn't had the time to do so, sir!"“Good work, Parabellum. Remember that Faust is your superior and you have to follow every one of his orders.”With this said you decided to end the conversation and contact the third group to see what they were up to.“Skitarius Heracor to Skitarius Eugen. I request a report of findings and status of your area. Over.”It took her some time to respond, probably because she couldn’t lose her focus while gliding and floating. After a minute or two her strident voice answered your request.“Skitarius Eugen speaking. I am currently floating over the Plasma Drive. It seems to be on a damaged yet working condition, my words are nothing but speculation thought. Wilhelmina has been drooling over the weapon batteries and the shiny buttons to fire them. The other one…can’t recall her name; she has stick onto a computer entrance and has been silent since then. According to Wilhelmina still breathes and has pulse. “
>>39031430“Uh, well. Can you give me a more specific report of every zone your team has visited so far?”“Yes, yes. As I said the Plasma Engine seems functional. I don’t know about the Warp Drive, it’s way too complicated for me. The ventilation works at 20% of its power. Warehouses are full of fuel and other chemicals used for various processes. I wouldn’t say it is so damaged.”“What about the body count?” “I would say on the thousands…I think there are some bodies on the vent shafts that are clogging the airflow and rotting in there.”>A:Order all the groups to focus on body cleaning.>B:Order all the groups to focus on repairing.>C:Order all the groups to focus on learning.>1: Join the first group and help them.>2: Rejoin the second group and help them.>3: Join the third group and help them.Once again, choose a combination of those two.>22% of the ship cleaned.>2% of the ship repaired.>Current time: 14:00 AM. >Time left: 8 hours.
>>39031479>C:Order all the groups to focus on learning.We can have servitors clear bodies in the meantime right. It would be less efficient without us focusing on coordinating them I imagine. The warp rust, and plasma and gellar field generators seem like big deals. The other ships gellar field is currently preventing the warp degradation from spreading further right? its just what it couldn't cover?>2: Rejoin the second group and help them.One skitarii per group.
Man, today is a slow day. Am I doing something wrong or annoying?>>39031595Working on your option.
>>39031479C is good
>>39031826Can we request some servitors for cprpse duty? It seems to be a waste of our team`s time and talents
>>39031739I think it's just a slow day, such things happen, you're doing fine
I'm back, though later than I thought. there were complications but I'm ready to participate again.
>>39031479>C:Order all the groups to focus on learning.Those techpriests are students, they shouldn't waste their time on dealing with bodies, that's menial work designed for a servitor."To everybody out there. Try to learn of your environments. Study and try to discover what the ship needs. We need to take care of it after all.">2: Rejoin the second group and help them.Slowly you returned to your original group. You found them lying on the floor next to a dead techpriest not older than seven years old. They were ignoring the body and were totally focused on its arm."This is a truly fine limb. It was lithe and small enough to be carried by the young one." Said Aldric."Eh, it is made from aluminium with iron impurities. It isn't noteworthy in it's core." Answered Titania."What should I work with to be able to build something that gets your attention?""My own alloys of course."The sound of their voices were flirtatious and even somewhat lewd. You decided to intervene before they committed anything indecent. "Any discovery?" You said looking at their eyes and somewhat imposing yourself."There are some good bionics, I wouldn't mind grabbing some to study for later."You looked at him with hatred. Maybe his culture was different but in your forge people was considered to be fused to their bionics and after death if considered worthy enough you were incinerated and your ashes kept into a urn made from the bionics you once were fused to. Worthy or not your mechanical parts were studied and stored in a database. The idea of grabbing the arm of a deceased one and keeping the body lying in there was totally alien and aberrant for you."No you won't." You said with a higher tone than usual. "This young techpriest deserves to lie with what belongs to him. Do not loot the dead."He raised his mask and left his face exposed, there was an expression of fear and then guilt on him. He then looked down and left the body resting on the ground.
While I'm able to post, I have an idea. We should send server girl back to her rack as soon as possible, after she's done her job, and install a programming back door into the frigate. That way, should SHTF, we have a frigate all to ourselvesSorry for any formatting or spelling errors, posting from mobile
>>39031989He seemed to regret his actions. Titania looked at you and then hugged him softly, a few seconds later she seemed to regret the action and backed away, probably to avoid being included if I decided to apply a punishment.Feeling the girl she liked and connected with abandon his side made him feel even worse."I should punish you."Your fist were shivering in rage, your organic hand clinched his fist so strongly that your robotic nails clawed inside your palm, making you bleed slightly.>Punish him with corporal punishment.>Punish him with humiliation and embarrassment in front of the rest by admitting its mistake.>Try to relax and forgive him.>Write in.
>>39032044>>Punish him with corporal punishment.
>>39032044>>Punish him with humiliation and embarrassment in front of the rest by admitting its mistake.
>>39032044>Try to relax and forgive him." I will only warn you once, that with the suffering I, and these dead, endured on that hell planet that I have zero tolerance. Now do the work of the omnisiah, and if you make another error in the next 24h you should just throw yourself in the furnace and be done with it. And you [turn to Titania], show some spine, or is yours made of tin?"
>>39032044>Try to relax and forgive him.Different forges, different rules. Leave the punisments for next time if he tries it again.It's not like we forbid looting beforehand.
>>39032044>Try to relax and forgive him.He didn't mean anything bad. He learned his lesson.
>>39032044Relax and forgive, this is your firat and only warningNo need to create animosity
Finally some activity! Good, I'll need you all, after work is done we will have time to tinker with our weapons, armor and stuff.
>>39032044Very well, you will spend the next two cycles seeing to the appropriate decommissioning of this little one here. This might help you contemplate on the fragility of flesh over iron, and why both matter"*Turn around slowly, walk a few steps then stop, and turn around.*" Let techpriestess Titania join you in this too, it seems your fleshbrains resonate on a hormonal level."
>>39032044Guys, can we hurry to the command center and seal off those parts not protected by the gellar fields? I fear that there are things roaming around already and i want to prevent more of comming.
>>39031989>Try to relax and forgive him."I will only warn you once, that with the suffering I, and these dead, endured on that hell planet that I have zero tolerance. Now do the work of the Omnissiah, and if you make another error in the next day cycle you should just throw yourself in the furnace and be done with it. And you..." I slowly turned over Titania. "Even in hard time you should stay with your close ones."The next hours were pretty smooth and swift yet awkward. We keep studying the bodies and their bionics. Nobody dared to spoke, they only asked me or each other a few question with small whispers.It seemed that those techpriests came in their majority from Miceria, the desert hive world were your first friends originated from. You remembered that the Micerian were really proud of their craftsmanship with the glass and this was reflected on their bionics. Instead of using cables they used lenses and lases to transmit electricity and signals, an odd way but nothing too deviating from human technology. "There is a lot we can all learn about."One of the dead bodies seemed to be an Skitarii, he carried a power fist whose technology seemed to carry the same principles as the others and used lasers and lenses instead of the more traditional cables. "Titania, tell me what is this fist made of."She immediately too a minuscule sample and analysed it."Aluminium and...other heat conducting metal alloys."You had a small idea of why the arm of that Skitarius was special. Using your servoskull's taser you managed to wake up the fist from it's slumber once more.As soon as the electricity flowed again a potent laser crossed from the shoulder to the elbow and filled the gaps of the machinery with shiny red light. The forearm and the fist started getting red hot soon after. His fist instead of expelling the heat focused it on the knuckles, the same power source feed both the weapon and the limb. Truly a marvelous bionic.
>>39032464Well, umm, keeping the body until blueprints and a working prototype are made? I'm sure the temples have freezers.
>>39032464The workshift ended sooner than expected. Soon the alarm ringed in your head alerting you and your team that it was 10pm already.All the team meet in the main bay, even the two voidfarers. After a small debriefing about what they learned and found you programmed the servitors to work at night and clean all the bodies they found with the exception of the dead techpriests and skitarii, those needed and special treatment and fate."See you tomorrow." You said expecting some smiles and nods. The only thing you received were confused looks."Tomorrow is Dies Martis. We cannot work on Tuesday."Dies Martis, the day of Mars. It is forbidden for everybody with the exception of servitors to work on this day and it has to be dedicated to studying or self meditation. There were several heated debates on every forge about if this free day should be imposed every week or be considered a waste of time. The reason of why it is celebrated was long lost in time but now pretty much every honorable forge enforces it to some degree. Obviously there are some exceptions like medical emergencies or warfaring but it is known of people who have been turned into servitors for working on purpose during this weekly festivity...Honestly, you passed so many time focused on other things that you even forgot what day of the week you lived in. Today was Monday."Oh. True, true. Until Wednesday then."Once out you found yourself confused about what to do tomorrow. Since you didn't had to work nor wake up early you could maybe stay up later today.>Time: 22:08( Write how many time he spends doing every action. Min: 1 hour )>Train.>Socialize with someone.>Try to meet again with the penal guard.>Go to the Cathedral and work on your equipment.>Rest.>Write in.
>>39032710>Socialize with someone.(2h)Report the Gellar-field failure to the Inquisitor. Also cautiously ask about demons and the warp, she should know something about it.>Go to the Cathedral and work on your equipment.DENDRITE TIME!!!>Rest.For any remaining time.
>>39032710>Socialize with someone.Report to the inquisitor about the Gellar field.Check on Lanky a bit.>Go to the Cathedral and work on your equipment.Let's see if we can apply those glassworks somehow, see if they have some advantage or disadvantage worth recording, or study our plasma rifle's ammo type and see if it's compatible with something else.
>>39032710>Train.we're already get used to our movements but this couldn't hurt.>Socialize with someone. Find commissar Bro, he might know where the penal legionaries are too, we had no luck last time looking ourselves.>Go to the Cathedral and work on your equipment.GUNS GUNS GUNS, SWORDS SWORDS SWORDSAll in all about 3 hours (maybe more w/ cathedral) 1 o' clock is not too late. We should have plenty of time for interaction tomorrow
>>39032806Report the small loss due to the field not quite extending far enough, possible complication but will cut it off in realspace and doesn't look too bad for now. Do not ask inquisitor who's dubious about us about demons!! In-fact its such a minor issue, that with the wrong wording could get us into shit, I would only include it in a general report, and not overemphasize it!
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>390328061>>390328452>>390328663Once again it's all on the dice gods.
>>39033031God damn, my option wins three times in a row.This is getting ridiculous.
and just got off work. Going good so far guys keep it up! Also Axsisel running on Mondays at your time is going to keep your American audience from attending usually.
>>39033166But the French audience (me) likes not risking sleeping through the good quests.
>>39033220Oh yeah I know. Just saying he's going to miss a part of his usual audience running on Monday work hours in America, which is why it slower. Just glad he's running.
>>39032710>Socialize with someone ( Inquisitor Karelia, 1 hour )You walked towards the mansion and felt your body once again rigid and tired. Maybe you were just exhausting yourself too much, maybe the idea of meeting the Inquisitor again made your entire musculature to tense in fear.First you raise your bionic arm to call on her door but for fear of damaging it with your metallic knuckles you end switching and using your dummy left organic hand."Come on in." She says after some seconds of silence.Her office is both a work and a living place, a pretty usual practice on the most workers and faithful of the Machine creed. She lied behind a rich and elegant desk surrounded by books and very decorated furniture."Oh~" She says first with a mischievous smile. "Seems like you have ended considering the mask and even installing it. Strangely the mask activates and proceeds to cover your face even before you order it, surely she has more control over your environment than you thought at first."Not bad...the surface is way too curved for my taste but the skull look is a nice touch."She stood up and softly surrounded the desk before placing her round rear on its end."What's the motive of your presence in there; my work and dormitory?""I come to report about the frigate.""Yes, the small parasite frigate that it is now feeding from the breast of my generosity and my Cruiser...what about it?""Well...the Geller Field of this ship doesn't covers completely the frigate and about 2% of it is exposed to raw Empyrean. It doesn't affects any living space, only a few antennae."She removed her mask and her almond like eyes burned intensely with rage."You brought this ship and you will deal with it. If I discover that there is something wrong with it you better erase and purify it all or I will lock you inside and remove the grav anchors, leaving you to drift and die in the Warp."After saying this she expelled you out with just a glare.
Sorry for taking so long, the wifi was struggling once again. >>39033166Originally I wanted to do it yesterday but I was way too hungover to write properly.>>39033220You and I share the same timezone. I guess you'll have it hard to miss my quest.
>>39033320Jeez fine. If our next boss (if we have a next boss) complains about us not reporting, we can use our previous bosses yelling at us as a reason why.
>>39033399Or we can simply not report to her and when she gets angry remind her of this. The bitch.
>>39033320Well if she acts like this it was a good thing that we did not brought up demons.
>>39033503My thoughts exactly, to be fair mentioning demons in the presence of an inquisitor is stupid made manifest, unless directly asked of course.
>>39033431If daemons show up, we can say we warned her, and she was the one not doing her job.And if she threatens us for it, we can remind her of the Space Wolves we'll be meeting when we drop out of Warp space. They tend not to like irresponsible inquisitors if history serves right.
>>39033320>Socialize with someone ( Lanky, 1 hour )Lanky's room wasn't far away. You entered and found her still peacefully asleep and oblivious to what was going on around her. She was safe and after a life of pain and struggle you knew that this long nap was like a heavenly reward for her but honestly...even if you knew it was egoistical, you wished she was awake so you weren't the only one around you could talk with about what happened in Plinia Vesus.With your shoulders lowered and a pessimist aura around you sat once again on her side and hold her hand while telling her everything that happened since your last visit. Even when talking about the dead bodies her vital signs showed no change. She couldn't hear nor perceive you, the drugs they were administering were so potent that they dulled her mind, you just hoped they didn't affected her personality and soul either.After standing up you noticed something on the side of her bed. A small report with an inquisitorial purity seal and several questions and fields answered.>Name:Liwet Hermann>Age:16>Height:5 feet, 7 inches (1,70m)>Weight:110lbs (50kg)>Measures:75-60-80>Signature:Karelia HermannYou reread them over and over, there was space for another signature and another purity seal. It seemed that the Inquisitor was trying to get her into an Sister of Battle Order. And to do that she went as far as adopting her and giving Lanky a new name and an important surname with it. From now on and without her knowing it she would be called Liwet.The last minutes you tried to understand why the Inquisitor did such thing but you were completely confused. With a small care onto her cheek you stood up and walked away.
>>39033717>Go to the Cathedral and work on your equipment.Still somewhat confused you slowly stumbled towards the Cathedral and entered its workshop. Around you there were many other faceless techpriests that focused on their work and whose features were hidden by their hoods to avoid any peripheral distraction.Around you there were all the tools you could need and in front a big cogitator terminal with the list of possible creations available on its database and how to make them. After logging it via connection>Dendrite alterations. ( SIX SPACES LEFT )>Weapon modifications.>Armor modifications.>Appearance modifications.You were ready to work, all you had to do now was just choose.>Time: 00:00 (Midnight)
>>39033870>Weapon modificationsSee if we can't find capacitor blueprints for our plasmagun.
>>39033870>Dendrite alterationsI say we get 2 normal dendrites. For the other slots I would like to request the dendrite-type list.Also>Appearance modifications.because thats intriguing.
>>39033870>>Dendrite alterations. ( SIX SPACES LEFT )
>>39033870All the posts above this one!
>>39033921>Weapon modifications+Universal Pattern Chainsword++Ceramic blades: They heat with the friction and become red hot fast. While really resistant to impacts they become dull soon and need to be exchanged since the ceramic cannot be sharpened again.++Electricitas incarnata: With the addition of some cables that feed from your own energy this blade can now send powerful electrical shocks and even create a micro lighting if overcharged. This is detrimental to both the sword and the machine spirit and should only be used on an emergency.++Lasgun addition: It let's you add a small laser barrel along the blade that it is able to pierce with the same power than a normal lasgun. It has only three shoots thought.++Flamer addition: Adds a flamer at the end of the blade that can be activated with a second trigger. It is advised to use it if the blade gets stuck into an organic enemy to soften it up and make the extraction of the weapon easier.++Mag-lock Handle: Adds a potent magnet at the end of the handle. Your servoskull can attach itself to this magnet and carry the blade around. The engine can continue revving while being transported and the skull can even be ordered to attack enemies but the heavy weight, vibrations and simplicity of its machine spirit will make it a hard job.+Modified Batross Pattern Plasma Rifle++Scope: Adds a X2 augmentation.++Flashlight: Installed under the barrel. Gives a light cone to aim better during a low light situation.++Laser attachment: Adds a small pointing laser under the barrel to increase accuracy.++Bayonet: Adds a knife under the barrel to attack in case of direct confrontation.>Every chainsword modification takes 1 hour. Every Plasma rifle mod takes 30 minutes, under the barrel can be only one mod.
>>39033870>Weapon modificationsIf time then>appearance modifications
>>39034358>flamer additionSeems most stableAnd>maglock handleCause why not>laser sightWe have built in flashlight and other melee weapons, better boost acc
>>39034358>++Scope: Adds a X2 augmentation.>++Flashlight: Installed under the barrel. Gives a light cone to aim better during a low light situation.I think those will be useful.>++Flamer addition: Adds a flamer at the end of the blade that can be activated with a second trigger. It is advised to use it if the blade gets stuck into an organic enemy to soften it up and make the extraction of the weapon easier.As will this.
>>39034494Wait I forgot about built-in flashlight.Just remove that part from my vote.
>>39034358>++Flamer addition:seems useful.We don't need the flaslight&scope as that is already in our eyes, yes?
So what's the consensus, anons?
>>39033994>Dendrite alterations(1/3)+Flamer Dendrite: A small deposit is installed on the back and the promethium is funneled across the interior of the dendrite and the ignited in the weapon end. It isn't as powerful as a handheld flamer but it permits quicker reactions and a more range of angle.+Laser Dendrite: As powerful as a laspistol. The power packs are placed in the weapon so the dendrite needs to be manipulated to reload.++Saw Dendrite: While originally a work tool it can be fitted with a combat circular saw that is able to cut most light and medium armors and advance through flesh and bone with ease.+Drill Dendrite: A tool used for mining and gathering that has gained notoriety as a useful and vicious weapon. As a piercing weapon it is harder to land an impact onto an enemy but being successful at it guaranties a great damage. It can destroy and render unusable almost all targets both soft and hard.+Claw Dendrite: Works as both as a manipulator end and a low powerful weapon. With training it can also be used to grab weapons. As it is weaker than a human arm its aim won’t be as perfect as one would desire.+Lux Dendrite: Able to generate a potent light beam that can illuminate and blind most enemies.
>>39034573>Dendrite alterations(2/3)+Specialist Tools:++Alchemys: ChemistryMicroscopes, chemical analyzers, small mixing station.++Astrologicus: Astrophysics and AstrologyA tool to read star maps, a laser to detect your position in space, a beacon to connect yourself to satellites.++Astrographicus: Warp taint analyzer, Warpstorm detector ( Not very reliable )++Atomus: Particle PhysicsLasers and crystals. Geiger counter. Different analyzers.++Biologis: Biology (ALREADY INSTALLED)Cutting laser, Different optics, Vital signs analyzer.++Cybernetica: Robotics and BionicsElectroescanner, Metal analyzer, Weak EMP device.++Cerebrus: NeuroscienceMental illness detector, brain scanner.++Dialecta: Linguistics, Semiotics and CommunicationAdvanced text scanner, voice analyzer, voice reproducer.++Digitalis: Computer SciencesAdvanced user/interface control. Quick computer archive analysis.++Explorator: Archaeology, Scouting and Exploration (ALREADY INSTALLED)Lux-caster. Depth scanner, Tracker signal.++Extremis: Internal SecurityConnectivity to cameras and microphones. Cracking and ciphering sensible data.++Investigatus: Advanced military design and constructionScanner and database of almost all patterns of weapons and vehicles.++Lexmechanicus: Applied MathematicsFaster processing speed and understanding of mechanical problems.++Mandati: Command and StrategyVox-coordination with several units. Longer reach of his radio transmitted signals.++Metallurgicus: Material Sciences (ALREADY INSTALLED)Soft cutter, Hard material cutter, Material analyzer.++Orbologis: Planetary SciencesOrbit, Gravity and Atmosphere analyzer.++Parvus: NanotechnologyLimited control and analysis of nanobots.++Physic: Generalized PhysicsSpatial algorithmic calculator. Weight and Dimensional scanner.
>>39034601>Dendrite alterations(3/3)++Psychologis: PsychologyMicro-Expression reading camera ( Works better on humans ). Mind analyzer.++Psykana: Psychic Sciences (ALREADY INSTALLED)Psyker energy reader and analyzer.++Quantus: Quantum physicsShit, I don't know anything about quantum physics.++Stella Navis: Starships and Void engineeringShip analyzer and scanner. Memory to keep control and data about various ships.++Tempestas: Climate SciencesTemperature, pressure and humidity analyzer. Climate predictor.++Xenobiologis: Alien biologySaws and scanners. Material analyzers.++Xenologis: Alien Technology (ALREADY INSTALLED)Potent scanner and explosive material detector.
Claw x2ExtremisAlchemysDigitalisDialecta or drill for last one
Claw, Drill and the rest as default?
Here is a small clarification. The new spine lets you have 12 dendrites, we only have six. We can just add another six or go full renovation and remove some and get others.
>>39034632> +Claw Dendrite x2for grabbing things.> +Drill Dendriteto pierce things. I guess this could be useful, but i could go for a saw instead too.> ++Cerebrus: NeuroscienceSeems useful for inquisitorial work.> ++Dialecta: Linguistics, Semiotics and CommunicationOn the off-chance we make contact with tau.(These work on xenos right?)> ++Lexmechanicus: Applied MathematicsShooting things is a mechanical problem, so this is most useful.
>appearance modificationsAs soon as you select this option a gallery of patterns and colors appear in front of you. After exploring and learning about it you learn that it is a program to create and design Mechanicus robes as it is frequent to receive Important Magus from other forges or simply because a modification or fight in case of the Skitarii has rendered the robes unusable.>DESCRIBE A ROBE AND HE WILL MAKE IT. IT HAS TO HAVE A HOOD, SOME PARTS RED AND ADMECH ICONOGRAPHY, THE REST IS FREE TO CHOOSE.
2 claws, a drill, extremis, dialecta, digitalis, investigatus and a lexmechanicus
>>39034846Can we get our robes in some cut/tear resistant polymer (think Kevlar reenforced synthetic clothing)
>>39034941That counts as armor. This is just aesthetic.
>>39034846we are ripped for a techpriest right?GO BARECHESTEDwith gigantic red pauldrons wih the iconography.Truly intimidating.
>>39034846Our current one was getting torn anyways.Red cloak with silver gear groove shaped ascents. A few green flames at the bottom for contrast. Checkerboard shoulders and inside the gear grooves as well.(I suck at describing this stuff, but I tried.)
>>39034999I forgot, Admech iconography on the back or on one arm.
>>39034955Ah ok, we'll then I vote for armor argumentationMaking robes out of some reenforced polymer clothing preferably decently flame resistant (will probably partially melt but it's better than being on fire), still thinking of Kevlar (or future better material) reenforced synth cloth
>Chainsword Mods (2 hours)Flamer addition.Maglock handle.>Plasma Rifle Mods (1 hour )Laser sight.Scope.>Dendrites.Claw Dendrite x2Drill DendriteCerebrus: NeuroscienceDialecta: Linguistics, Semiotics and CommunicationLexmechanicus: Applied Mathematics>Is everybody happy with those?
>>39035209gun and sword are gooddendrites i'd rather have investigates or extremis over cerebrus but w/e.
>>39035209I'm ok with this
Good. >>39035044 I will accept this but I need someone to write and describe a robe, after the clothing is created you could go into turning it a protection. If there are no descriptions to choose from I'll go with this one: >>39034999 >>39035025
>>39035316That does sound alright, except for the green flames. Please no. If we need flames at least make them silver or something metallic. Green would be very out of place.We could add some IG stuff too, to signify our past battles or something.
>>39035470I'm all into giving him mementos. In one of the first threads I said that he used to gather the loose screws and make necklaces out of them. That's a memento of his past. He also has the sword crown from Flamesword. A memento from his Skitarii friend and what happened on the planet.What could make a good memento from the present situation?
>>39035470Agreed on skipping flames, completly. Also do we. Even have pauldrons? Maybe red cloak with silver gears along the "borders"? (Ending of cloth) and a large top part of gear wheel at the bottom of the opening. A mechanicus symbol on one side of the neck part of the coif and a guard symbol on the other and an inquisition I split at the opening
>>39035561A broken rivet from the frigate?
>>39035561Would live to have some screws dangling of the robe but that would make any sneaking impossible
I know I didn't describe it very well so I'll try to draw it (minus the flames).
>>39035617Maybe a chain of screws along the coifs lower border
>>39035658The Sound Dampener solves that problem.
>>39035658we have sound dampeners now, and our metal legs are loud anyway.So I'm all for the screws dangling at the bottom. And from pauldrons.And also add the sword crown to the shoulders.(If it fits somehow).
>>39035316we need a gene starwind mantle/cloak deal to go over our robe, with the back in two or three pieces/cuts so mechandrites can snake through.
>>39035561Inquisitorial Insignia? Though that is more for his time serving the Inquisition.As for ship frigate deal...I guess something taken from the ship?As for the cruiser uh maybe a small or tiny warpsteel mirror?
The Inquisition's I would be good, but I guess we reeaally should consult with Miss Lady Inquisitor beforehand. She seems to get angry over things.
>>39035693Alright, here's what I tried real fast.It looks bad, but I hope you guys get the gist.
>>39035820Fuck, too big. Hang on.
>>39035858Never mind, I just need to fix my program. Sorry everyone.
I'm a fuckin artist
>>39035963Like this one with silver gear wheels where silver and large gearwheel at the bottomMachanicus and guard symbols at the necprt of the coif with screws along the edge and an I in the middle
I can no longer decide.So I say: combine everything! That's always the solution.
>>39036046I like this, maybe with pauldrons or a mantle/cape as a separate piece over it, maybe with guard insignia on shoulder in addition to everything else.
>>39036246Since the coif basicly covered most part of the shoulder I thought guard insignia on the coif, see my beautiful painting above
Could all those drawings be considered fanart? If yes...I'm proud of you all. *tears down a little*Ideas that I have liked so far: The crown on his robotic arm magnetically attached, A screw "Chain" on his hips, waist.The rest is up to you all. I haven't abandoned the thread. Wifi problems once again. Seems like I have better coverage now that I have moved to my bed.
>>39036475Love the magnetic crown aswell. Being an egocentric faggot I vote for this guys idea>>39035963>>39036046(Me)
So let me see if I got this straight.>Red cloak with silver gear like decorations on the borders.>A gear wheel at the bottom of the opening.>Mechanicus symbol on the right side of the neck.>Imperial Guard symbol on the left side of the neck.>Inquisitorial -][- between the two sides.>A chain of screws on the neck/hips.>Magnetically attached Sword Crown on the bionic arm.Anything else?
>>39036892Nope I think we're gaudy enough.
>>39036892All good.While we are at it, we could also make a crown from screws for our servo-skull.
neat, my internet connection continues being a stressing experience and its already 2 am for me.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Novice%20Heretek%20QuestVote if you enjoyed it.Leaving 15 minutes for questions, suggestions and critics before going to sleep.
>>39036988Thanks for running! How abd are the reapirs going to get?
>>39036892Nope, seems goodMaybe MOAR screws dangling from somewhere
>>39036988How much does the inquisitor actually know about all the usual chaos fuckery?I mean she could have told us about the dangers of leaving a massive pile of rotting corpses inviting Nurgle (not that it happened... yet)
>>39036892Maybe we can get something from the a drawthread from this
>>39037007Oh yeah, forgot to say it:>26% of the ship cleaned.>3% of the ship repaired.Having in mind that in the quest they have 28 days left and that they don't work one day of the week they have 24 days of work...and since they work 12 hours a day that turns into 12 entire days of work...Good luck.>>39037077Of course she knows. She's more specialized in Heresy than daemons thought.>>39037088Any kind of fanart, no matter how it looks will be welcome! I'll try to draw it too.
Alright it seems that there are no more questions. Good night to everybody and thanks for playing!
>>39037522Night, or soon morning, Axsisel. Great thread as always