+Intro+In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium there is only war. Imperium of Man, once strong and proud, now is slowly crumbling, whole regions of space are lost to the horrors that lurk in the darkness of the void. Sector Deus is just one of the thousands of Imperial provinces that form the front line in the war to defend Humanity itself. Corruption from within and aggression from without threaten it. But the Emperor sends us hope. High Lords of Terra commissioned a Chapter of Adeptus Astartes, finest warriors Humanity has ever seen, to defend this region of space. They are the last line of defence that hold Age of Ruin at bay. They are the Ghosts of Retribution and this is their tale.+Briefing+Chapter Chronicles and starting point for the novice initiates:http://chapterquest.wikia.com/wiki/Chapter_Quest_WikiDatalogs from the previous thread:>>2223630Battle voxcaster frequency, all allies are welcome to join:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Nothing is more dangerous than getting what you want.+
+Chapter Reorganisation+It is clear that Chapter seems to be entering a new era. Ghosts of Retribution are no longer a fresh, unbloodied Chapter fresh out of the training camps. We have fought, we have bled, we suffered and triumphed. In the decades since the founding, our Chapter matured, marines that left Luna have become veterans and at a cost of hundreds of our brothers making the ultimate sacrifice, we have carved the names of numerous victories on our company banners. Traditions took root, cults arose, legends were forged.While Chapter Master was the key influence in this, he wouldn’t have done this without his officers, trusted Captains of the Chapter Companies. They have also matured, gained skills and traits that make them worthy heroes to play their part in this story. From today our players will get a chance to tie themselves to a Company Captain they like. This will allow you to roleplay them, to a certain extent manage their Space Marine Company and to a certain extent pursue your path to glory.
Please bear in mind, that Chapter Master Quest will remain concentrated on the Chapter and Chapter Master himself, it will not turn into a dozen independent storylines, however I believe that this option will allow us to bring more colour to the adventures of the Chapter and give players a chance to roleplay their positions on the Chapter Council through real characters.This feature will go through a testing phase and later on we will together decide whether it is worth to become a permanent part of CMQ. Please note that new players, before ascending to the position of the Captain will be given an option of roleplaying for one of the senior Chapter officers or specialist marines before taking on a full Company – it is a lot of responsibility. Control of Captains will be given to players by request, based on battle scars and experience (contributions, wikipedia edits and attendance), but I think we have enough Captains for everyone. I wouldn’t advise taking on a Captain if you don’t think you can more or less regularly show up for the Quest. If you want a non-Captain character, it might be open for discussion, but please let me know.
>>2242698>+Nothing is more dangerous than getting what you want.+Pretty good excuse to avoid a second date.>>2242704>From today our players will get a chance to tie themselves to a Company Captain they like>Hull is still not a captain;_____;
>>2242704>From today our players will get a chance to tie themselves to a Company Captain they like. This will allow you to roleplay them, to a certain extent manage their Space Marine Company and to a certain extent pursue your path to glory.I think it could work if it's more of a personalisation thing rather than controlling all of their actions (otherwise we could have players taking companies off on unsanctioned whatevers all over the place and that's a recipe for massive overcomplication and disaster). I suppose it would also allow the Captains' controllers to volunteer their company when a mission needs to be sent, and they can make just a few decisions that would've usually been left in the background or decided by rolls.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfMX1fz8l7sAlso apparently last session we had a visit from Assassin, one of our veteran players. >>2242211Hopefully we'll see more of you.Speaking of assassins...+Secret visitor on Aspera Dominus+Please roll d100 to intercept suspected assassins on Aspera Dominus.Based on last orders, Tyrel Hagen is about to return to the flagship, do you warn him or not of the possible threat?+Developing Situation+One of the servitors on your right chirps:>Milord, signal detected. An unauthorised launch of a Serebra Pattern Arvus Lighter. It seems to be leaving from one of Ursus villas in the southern hemisphere. It is about 300km away from planetary palace. Brother Renard ordered to warn you that we suspect that Deidara Ursus might be on it. It seems to have the course set for Aria-III, a light raider of the Imperial Navy stationed in the Low Orbit. What are your orders?
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>2242735>Please roll d100 to intercept suspected assassins on Aspera Dominus.
>>2242728To clarify - Chapter quest is not about control of individual Space Marines (apart from Chapter Master). Taking on a Captain means that you will be making his rolls when and if needed. Also you might argue for decisions to be taken (both in the chat and in the thread) from their perspective, not just as a disembodied observer. In battles, etc. Captain's player would have major influence over the decision that particular Captain would take, but it still would need approval from the rest of the Chapter. So no, things such as individual Companies going Chaos, etc. are not happening unless there will be very good justifications for that. Also even if you control Captain, he still remains as an NPC at my disposal, so I as GM will be controlling some of his actions. As I said, this is optional and we will see how this works before deciding if we want this to stick.
>>2242735>Milord, signal detected. An unauthorised launch of a Serebra Pattern Arvus Lighter. It seems to be leaving from one of Ursus villas in the southern hemisphere. It is about 300km away from planetary palace. Brother Renard ordered to warn you that we suspect that Deidara Ursus might be on it. It seems to have the course set for Aria-III, a light raider of the Imperial Navy stationed in the Low Orbit. What are your orders?It could be a diversion. We should have the strike cruiser Morbid and Hunter Squadron Alpha maintain weapons range of Aria III. Meanwhile pursue the Lighter with a pair of thunderhawks and order it to stop and hover in place. Send some heavy bolter warning shots if necessary.Meanwhile continue with extensive searches of the palace and region surrounding it. Bring in sanctioned psykers and any kind of psyker detection tool we can from surrounding personnel to sweep the area.Maintain a total lockdown of the region. Have Regon consult technical data and scour for any tiny exit passages we might have missed from the area.>Based on last orders, Tyrel Hagen is about to return to the flagship, do you warn him or not of the possible threat?I don't like this. It could be a distraction while the other assassin on the less defended Spear of Destiny hits him.Ideas? Perhaps we can load him into a thunderhawk and leave him in between the ships in space? Running dark until we figure out what's what?Also can we still call Ceiron?"Ceiron. Deidara has escaped the palace. I'm trying to arrange to have Hagen put into stasis and do I have your word he will stay that way, unharmed, until I can discuss the matter with the High Lords? And where are you to receive him?"
>>2242735that is not a shuttle at all, skg>. It seems to have the course set for Aria-III, a light raider of the Imperial Navy stationed in the Low Orbit. what do we know of that raider? captain, allegiance etc
>>2242760forgot name, sorry
>>2242755+Intecepting Arvus Lighter+Please roll d100, due to the headstart it will be quite problematic to catch up with the Lighter in time. [ideal target 18, target 42]+Searching the palace grounds+Please roll d100Do you employ palace guards and servants who are still very much confused about who their masters are?Yes: this will increase your chances of finding escapees, but also will increase chances of servants letting them goNo: Your numbers are few and you don't know the area well, search will be complicated>>2242760I know anon. If you are offering to find me a 40k picture of a civilian shuttle, feel free to do so and post it here. I am using my image gallery from 2012, haven't had the time to update it.>>2242743Oh boy. I will need confirmation on that Hagen situation before I can resolve this.
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>2242803>Please roll d100, due to the headstart it will be quite problematic to catch up with the Lighter in time. [ideal target 18, target 42]RollanHere's an Arvus for ya.
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>2242803>Please roll d100
>>2242755>"Ceiron. Deidara has escaped the palace. I'm trying to arrange to have Hagen put into stasis and do I have your word he will stay that way, unharmed, until I can discuss the matter with the High Lords? And where are you to receive him?"Please roll d3. 1 = Ceiron replies, positive2 = Replies, negative3 = No connection>>2242823Brother Pilot Asteus is in hot pursuit after the Lighter. He pushes his Thunderhawk to the limit, but soon he manages to catch up with him - target is on the horizon is still far enough from Aria-III to be outside the reach of the raider's guns. Asteus roars into the caster:>By the authority of the Chapter, kill your engines immediately!Roll d100 for Brother Pilot AsteusTarget 
>>2242755I agree, stasis would be good to avoid psychic tracking
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>2242873>Please roll d3. >1 = Ceiron replies, positive>2 = Replies, negative>3 = No connection
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>2242873>Please roll d3.Let's see if I roll d3 as well as d100
>>2242803do we know anything about the raider?>>2242760
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>2242873Brother Pilot Asteus
>>2242873Status on Katriona Ursus?Captured? Questioned at all yet?
>>2243119Katriona Ursus was captured trying to flee the palace through one of the minor entrances with jewels and rare minerals worth around 30W (mind you, she was carrying all of this primarily hidden under her clothes). Brother Renard remarks, that these must be from her black stash and could easily 'go missing'... Will you follow his suggestion?Katriona doesn't seem to have any information either on Deidara or current political situation. She received a message from her father to flee the palace and that's what she did. She claims to not have seen either her father or mother for the last few days (quite believable having in mind the size of the palace).+++Streets and markets of Tachion Primaris are buzzing. It's only been a day, but rumours travel fast - something major has happened at the Planetary Palace. Arbites continue to monitor the streets and Imperial bureaucracy continues to grind through sheer inertia - your advisors estimate that it might take as long as a few weeks for the lower administrative ranks to realise that the head has been cut off. Lord Inquisitor Thomas Garant is already at work (unless you object) to start rebuilding reins of control over the planet, because whoever controls it will control the Sector and these early days are very important. Do you concentrate your priorities on:a) Pacifying any possibly remaining resistanceb) Purging government apparatus of Ursus loyalistsc) Sitting down to plan/negotiate with other factions and coup alliesd) Appeal to the people and publicise the coupe) Fully concentrate on hunting down Deidara Ursusf) Introduce Belissarian heirs to your allies and start the process of establishing them as rulersYou can pick 2 of these options as main priorities, but you will be pursuing all of them.
>>2243416>c) Sitting down to plan/negotiate with other factions and coup alliesif they approve, immediately progress to>f) Introduce Belissarian heirs to your allies and start the process of establishing them as rulersand>e) Fully concentrate on hunting down Deidara UrsusAre my votes.I imagine we have extensive camera footage of the rogue witches using their powers. We should spread it.What did the palace guards know about the witches? Why did they not react when they started using powers in front of them?Start questioning the captured personnel with serfs and such.All factions should work on containing Ursus loyalists and putting a positive spin on the coup to the public. The Sororitas especially should be good at framing the coup positively, the commoners would believe them utterly.>Katriona Ursus was captured trying to flee the palace through one of the minor entrances with jewels and rare minerals worth around 30W (mind you, she was carrying all of this primarily hidden under her clothes). Brother Renard remarks, that these must be from her black stash and could easily 'go missing'... Will you follow his suggestion?Confiscate it but leave it separate for now so it can be given back somewhere if necessary. Start questioning Katriona about what she knows about her mother and the witches. What she might have seen around the palace. Her mother's 'benefactors'.Ask Larion the same things. Tell him we have his daughter.Also after 51 lost marines, how much geneseed was recovered?
>>2243416Question. Could we use one/some of the captured witches to attempt to connect with Deidara again the way we did before the coup? Perhaps we could use that to locate her.
>>2242891Unfortunately there's almost no records on it that you can access on the spot. >>2242895While the Lighter might have had plans to possibly escape the planet, they were clearly not meant to happen - two bulky Thunderhawks are not the type of company you want on your back in the middle of unfriendly skies. Within the next few seconds it dropped its speed and then allowed itself to be escorted to one of the nearby landing sites, where some of the Chapter brothers already awaited it. To everyone's disappointment it turned out, that the Lighter was just a decoy with a couple of mortal pilots who were given orders to approach Aria-III as if they were going to land on it. After later looking into it, you figured out that Aria-III's captain didn't seem to have any ties to the Ursus Dynasty, it was indeed just a feint.[Luigi earns +1 xp for his Captain for suspicion - expected a decoy.]>>2242882>>2242885Ceiron's reply is brief:>Unfortunately things have gotten out of my control. I am sorry. May the Emperor protects you.>>2242830Search of the palace grounds helps you to catch some important members of the former Imperial administration, but Deidara is not among them...>>2242743Aspera Dominus is a fine, powerful and mighty ship, however at the same time it is a maze of incredible complexity. This maze is sometimes confusing enough to trick even an Imperial Assassin into making a wrong move. He seemed to have entered into a vault that's once been used for storage, but nowadays was empty and your Chapter serf search party happened to be unlucky enough to run into Assassin while he was crossing it. Poor souls didn't know what hit them, they died within seconds, but their lives bought important information - location of the Assassin. One of the techno-adepts managed to lock down the vault with Assassin still inside. While you are sure that it won't keep him forever, this will help you press advantage while waiting for the marines to arrive to kill it... What will it be?a) Throw grenades into the vault from above, we must try to kill it or at least distract him from escaping (damage)b) Secure all of the hatches, turn off power sources and pray to the Emperor that it doesn't escape until the marines get here (harder to escape)c) Hit him early with those few marines we have close to hangar - we must keep initiative (initiate confrontation)d) Other
>>2243478>d) OtherHow near to the hull boundary is he?Can we get a professional opinion on the viability of evacuating the entire region as quickly as possible and having morbid send just one magma shell into him from her bombardment cannon?Otherwise I believe we should go for:>c) Hit him early with those few marines we have close to hangar - we must keep initiative (initiate confrontation)Tie the eversor up as long as possible. Surround the entire area with mass heavy weapon saturation. The only thing an Eversor is not equipped and specialised to annihilate is psychic powers. I think we should assault him with the full Librarium behind a wave of regular marines.
>>2243462That would indeed be possible as you suspect that they had some sort of psychic link. However you know that abusing it without their willing free (torture won't work) consent would require to set up a ritual and use geometry of power, which is borderline sorcery. However it could help you get to her.>>2243434+News of the Coup are announced+As an average citizen can't remember, understand or process more than a few well placed soundbites, what will you concentrate on? (pick 3, one per player, first come first served)>Ursus was consorting with witches>Everyone supports the coup (lie)>It was done lawfully and without blood>Ursus family was rife with incest>Long lost Belissarian heirs returned>Chapter has liberated the Sector>Inquisition approves of this Coup>Ursus Dynasty consorted with alien (lie)>Larion Ursus committed suicide (lie)>Additional food rations will be issued over the following month (lie/truth - pick)>Ursus supporters will not be persecuted (lie/truth - pick)>Tachion Primaris is now administered by the Chapter Realm and belongs to the Chapter>Sector is about to be invaded and we need to rally around the flag (lie)>Sisters of Battle overthrew the Ursus, just like they once overthrew corrupt High Lord of Terra! (lie)>High Lords of Terra have recognised the new government (lie)>[insert your own]+Aftermath of the battle of the Bloody Gates+Marines lost: 49Terminators: 2Armour recovered: 25+2d10Terminator armour recovered: d3(-1)Geneseed recovered: 15+d10 (psychic activity in the vicinity made a lot of the geneseed suspect)+Interrogations+Palace guards were aware of the psychic servants that helped out Ursus household, but they deny that they were witches - after all they were openly meeting with nobility and such, they had to be sanctioned!Katriona Ursus doesn't want to cooperate, but you quickly convince her that it's in her interests. Finally, she succumbs and is happy to share everything she's got with you.>BenefactorsShe claims that her mother was part of at least a few secret societies, though she doesn't know the exact details. Also at least once she has received 'guests' from Styrian Triarchy, she is sure of this. >WitchesThe coven has grown around Deidara gradually over the years. At first they were merely her attendants and court ladies, but soon their influence and numbers grew, Deidara started spending a lot of time training and teaching them. You can clearly hear seething envy coming from Katriona when she speaks about this. It is clear that she herself wasn't invited into those lessons. For a good measure you order her to be checked by your Librarians, but her psychic activity seems to be of average human levels, nothing out of the ordinary.Larion Ursus is looking at you with grim determination.>I am an Imperial Sector Governor. You think that I will bend my knee in front of an oath breaking mutant? Do your worst!
>>2243577>Ursus family was rife with incest
Rolled 7 + 15 (1d10 + 15)>>2243577>Ursus was consorting with witches>Long lost Belissarian heirs returned[insert your own]>Ursuses were giving Imperial worlds to the Styrians.My votes.>Geneseed recovered: 15+d10 (psychic activity in the vicinity made a lot of the geneseed suspect)Rolling.As for other equipment:>>2225978>>2225983>>2225996>I am an Imperial Sector Governor. You think that I will bend my knee in front of an oath breaking mutant? Do your worst!"I don't want you to kneel Larion. Your court is full of unsanctioned witches. Your wife has been consorting with agents of the Styrian triarchy and is an unsanctioned witch herself. You are knee deep in heresy. As is your daughter, who I know you are.....very close too."Shake head disapprovingly."Your cooperation is definitely in your best interests. And Katriona's. If you can prove you weren't privy to Deidara's heretical behaviours you may even survive. Now I need to know what you know, because the Styrian Triarchy isn't going to dwell in peace forever. If you want your dynasty to be *anything* after this, you'd better start redeeming yourselves now."
>>2243496This is crazy awesome, but could work.Roll d6 to see how close it is to the hull. 1 is best for you.Copernicon shakes his head in disbelief:>Chapter Master, this is madness! I mean... Yes, it could work, but there's no way we will finish evacuation and warn everyone in time - up to a few hundred serfs and servitors could get caught up in this. At a right angle Aspera could definitely take the hit, but with void shields down, it wouldn't just take out the vault, but a whole section of the ship... At best it will just take out filler space, at worst, it will damage structural integrity of the ship or possibly some vital systems, which could cripple the ship for some years in normal space, but here we are lucky enough to be close to Corolianus Shipyards. This means that we could fix damage relatively quickly, especially now that we can put everyone under martial law if need be.If you decide to do this, please roll d100 and tell me how long you aim:>Shoot as quickly as possible (no time for Eversor to ecape)>Shoot after some aiming (small chance for Eversor to escape, less damage)>Shoot only after precise targetting (moderate chance for Eversor to escape, limited damage)
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>2243616Let's see if it's possible then.
>>2243577Also>You were an Imperial Sector Governor. What you will be in the future, if you shall be anything at all, depends on these next few moments. I hope for you sake your next words will be of use to me. Where has your bitch of a wife run off to?
>>2243620BTW what are we thinking about doing with Ursus after he gives us the information or refuses to?In my mind the Chapter Master intends to kill him whether he is forthcoming or not. It is too dangerous to leave him alive. He would go to another court, start agitating against us, and be a real thorn in our side.
>>2243599>>2243611>Ursus family was rife with incest>Ursuses were giving Imperial worlds to the StyriansWe need a third soundbite.+Equipment+Wonderful, thank you for generating that!+Larion Ursus+Larion seems to be shocked by your allegations. He denies, shouts in anger, then argues with disbelief at your accusations, finally falls silent. As you piece by piece feed him pieces of information about Deidara that you've managed to uncover, he seems to be shaken, though tries to hide it. While he at no point agrees to admit it openly, he starts cooperating with you.>Yes, she was always a strong woman... I think I was very lucky in many ways to marry her. When I married her, everything seemed to start going my way. No, our way... But then a couple of years after I became the governor, our relationship turned cold and she became distant. She always had these projects going on, these weird secrets that I was not supposed to ask about. Yes, it was her who intoduced me to the Styrian ambassador. Yes, we indeed reached an agreement. No, I didnt't promise them any worlds. I just agreed not to expand into their territory in exchange for the same... For Emperor's sake, we already have that nearly same agreement with the goddamn Eldar! I didn't see any harm in it... I know that Deidara had more of a relationship with them than I did, it was her idea after all. Did I know about the Honour Guard..? Well, when Ghosts of Retribution appeared in the Sector, Deidara told me that she used Imperial Tarot and it showed that the growth of your Chapter will lead to many miseries for the Sector... I see that she was right now in this. However I refused to send you away and instead wanted to reach an agreement, to make sure that you remained a manageable factor. That's why I wanted you to swear me allegiance. And didn't I support you against that maniac Kest and his Iron Monks? Yes, I figured out that my wife's lady friends were sometimes high on spook, but who among nobility isn't nowadays... High responsibility, high stress, demands more unorthodox ways of relaxation, I wasn't going to be the one to judge. I still don't understand why am I being removed from power - Sector under my rule prospered, despite everything...>>2243620>I did see her in the morning, but not during the coup. Our official emergency evacuation plan called for us to split up and then meet in a predetermined location. Unfortunately, I have no idea where that is, you'd have to ask the chief of my security, but he's dead. Ask other security personnel, maybe someone will have more details, but it could be too late.>>2243619Possible, but damage will be increased by 1.75x as the vault is in the middle section between the outer and inner hulls.>>2243647He's currently within your power. There was no official press release whether he's dead or alive yet, but rumours are spreading that he's in custody - many people have seen him after you've taken him prisoner.+Session Over+
We'll continue next week. Feel free to finalise your press release. Unless you will clarify information that you want to release, I will be randomising it (as it happens with rumours). Thank you for playing!
>>2243736For the final press release let's go with:>Ursus was consorting with witches
>>2243736Godfucking damnjtI missed all the fun parts.Gonna check the chat in the evening for work on the press release.And announce next sessions on twitter, even if they are just planned.>>2243739Voted
>>2244847>And announce next sessions on twitter, even if they are just planned.I do.
Draft of press release (endorsed by Luigi):+++ATTENTION CITIZENS+++Upon discovering the vile nature of the ursine leadership the worldly and ecclesiarchal powers of the sectors have united to remove them and their taint from Sector Deus.They have consorted with witches, first and foremost Deidara Ursus, leader of the coven, distributor of the disgusting drug called spook and a malignant tumor in Deus together with her limp-wristed husband who sold his soul and the entire sector out to her heretical coven as he fell for her unnatural charms.But his failures did not end there. On her behest he betrayed the Imperium and consorted not only with witches, but also with the styrian heretics who fell from the grace of the God-Emperor. However, thanks to the unending vigilance of the Ghosts of Retribution, together with the pious support of the Order of the Bloody Tears the Styrian threat has been staved off for now and with your support we will continue to keep you save.But the Emperor has not forgotten you, he has sent the sons of Corax to protect you, Sisters of Battle whose wise leadership realized the need to support them and local arbites who knew that their first duty was to the God-Emperor and not Larion Ursus when the time came to rid the sector of his misguided leadership and heretical wife. In his eternal love for humanity he has sent his Angels out to find the last heirs of the most holy house of Saint Belisarius.We have found those heirs and together these descendants of the holy Belisarius himself will end the dark age the last 200 years of ursine tyranny have caused and lead the sector back into the light and back towards the grace of the God-Emperor.The sun has risen again!Rejoice, for the blessing and the seed of the saint have returned to Deus!Hail Gration Belisarius! Hail Donata Belisarius!For the Emperor!
>>2245360Smart man that he is, the Chapter Master kept an ear on the local vox casts and quickly found a rather eccentric fellow called Sonatus Scurrilis.He was possibly the most respected, but definitely the most popular political commentator of the planet, partially due to his ardent loyalty to the powers that be (or were) and partially due to his rather... unique voice.Nobody knew where to place his "accent" and whether it was artificial or not, but it sufficed to draw the initial attention of new listener's and his natural showmanship together with a certain leeway he got in his content due to his support of Larion Ursus usually caused those listener's to return for more sooner rather than later.The Chapter Master decided to use his popularity and memorable voice and casted him for the vox version of the press release. Luckily the message would be repeated again and again so even those who usually didn't listen to him would get the chance to get used to his particular way of speaking.https://vocaroo.com/i/s0eMwatoWljb(I totally didn't need 2 hours for this and can totally still speak now.)
>>2245605You can consider this non-canon if you want to skek, I just couldn't not do it once I had started
>>2243728>I still don't understand why am I being removed from power - Sector under my rule prospered, despite everything..."You may have had good intentions Larion, but you have been duped.The deal with the Styrians was far more than you think. They have been expanding into Imperial territory with Deidara's blessing.">Show him the Kruun Data from Operation Right Eye along with the Cogitator Recordings"Think about it. If Deidara was an agent of the Triarchy she OBVIOUSLY would try to convince you we're bad for the Sector. Because we represent more opposition for the Triarchy to overcome.Be smart Larion. You and your daughter may yet live a life, under house confinement of course, but a life nonetheless. All I ask in return is that you keep your dynasty from rebelling against the new rule. Keep them in line. And of course, have Drakkon removed from his position while you still have the authority. I believe this would be in everyone's best interests, as the moment you are legally removed from the position of sector governor he will be a more powerful Ursus than you.">Ask other security personnel, maybe someone will have more details, but it could be too late.Ask around the surviving security officers.>Possible, but damage will be increased by 1.75x as the vault is in the middle section between the outer and inner hulls.I don't think it's worth it then. But we'll wait to see what others think.
>>2243577>Palace guards were aware of the psychic servants that helped out Ursus household, but they deny that they were witches - after all they were openly meeting with nobility and such, they had to be sanctioned!Oh that reminds me. Sort out the witch corpses and see if we can identify them. Question the captive witches for more information as well.We want a list of any noble dynasties they belong to, particularly more powerful ones.Also check the captured and dead witches for any marks of sanctioning, just in case.
>>2243728Oh and finally, we should consult the coup council on who would be best to succeed Drakkon Ursus as Lord General Militant of the Sector.Personally I would suggest Lord General Baratheus Kal of Malta, since he is not corrupted by Sector politics and is clearly devoted to the defence of the sector. However other suggestions may be better.
>>2245360>>2245605+Roll Auto-Success - Roleplay+Imperial broadcast was very well received by the population of Tachion Primaris. While in some places people questioned the methods and evidence used by the Ghosts of Retribution, they did so in silence. In the immediate atftermath of the coup people will not riot or oppose the new government as long as status quo doesn't change, food rations are distributed and gladiator arenas are open.+Result+Tachion Primaris Loyalty change: -d10% Imperial+d10% Chapter+1 xp>>2245694> the moment you are legally removed from the position of sector governor he will be a more powerful Ursus than you."This argument clearly deeply resonates with Larion. While he paces around the room, his face red in anger from a defeat he could not openly acknowledge, he knew that it was all lost. The question now was just how badly...Please roll Persuasion for Chapter Master.[Select modifier: +0/-10/-20, results will differ]+10 to roll because of a good argument.>>2253374+Identifying witches+It soon becomes apparent that most of them were nobodies, random girls adopted from the underhive monasteries or dozen times removed ladies in waiting from the lowest ranks of nobility. None of them seem to be of particular interest according to Xyptus' men. However you can order your spy network to look for further leads if you wish (roll will be required and wiki page will need to be updated).+Trapped Eversor+Please confirm what is your course of action to deal with him.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>2259934>Please confirm what is your course of action to deal with him.Deploy the nearest marines to stall and contain.Attack with the chapter's full Librarium using their psy powers. And can we send Battle Servitor Z-55 at him?Rolling imperial loyalty loss
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>2259934>-d10% ImperialI had to finish 7 captchas, so surely I shall roll accordingly.
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>2259974ffffff-
>>2259934>+Identifying witches+>It soon becomes apparent that most of them were nobodies, random girls adopted from the underhive monasteries or dozen times removed ladies in waiting from the lowest ranks of nobility. None of them seem to be of particular interest according to Xyptus' men. However you can order your spy network to look for further leads if you wish (roll will be required and wiki page will need to be updated).i am way more interested where the drugs came from and what they made their "clients" do?Btw, are all of them female? Is there a specific reason for that?
>>2259934>>2259981also if they have been laced or tempered with. We should have a reasonable supply for analysis by now
The Eversor assassins are known for being near unstoppable but they are still human in core.Can we dispose of him by voiding the atmosphere of the area he's locked in?Or are there any fuel links or plasma generators that could be used to purify the part of the ship?
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>2259934>Please roll Persuasion for Chapter Master.[Select modifier: +0/-10/-20, results will differ]+10 to roll because of a good argument.Taking the -10 option so Charm 55 -10 +10 = 55
>>2259934>+Trapped Eversor+>Please confirm what is your course of action to deal with him.What do we know of its weaknesses? Operational time till he runs out of energy or something?
Dont think we can wait 'it' out.
>>2259934>+Trapped Eversor+Just have the CM go fuck his shit up with a bunch of librarians.
>>2260009Well, he does run on combat drugs so if you hold him in one isolated place for long enough, the drugs will run out and without more drugs he will die because he needs these to live.>>2260023The eversors don't die easily. They are as tough as nails. Bringing some librarians and the CM to him would probably result in a loud and messy death of everyone involved.
>>2260038>Well, he does run on combat drugs so if you hold him in one isolated place for long enough, the drugs will run out and without more drugs he will die because he needs these to live.I don't think we can wait that long, he might just scratch his way out.
>>2260038>The eversors don't die easily. They are as tough as nails. Bringing some librarians and the CM to him would probably result in a loud and messy death of everyone involved.Don't forget that it explodes after it dies too.>Eversor's face when
>>2260038If Kay can duel him the CM can lead his men to victory. CM has singlehandedly killed the Men of Iron. Let him loose.
however Kay was injured right?
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>2259943>GoodAgreed, anon, indeed it is good.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf9AaTV4-yw>>2259955+Engagement+Action: DefendType: Close QuartersEnemy: Unique; Powerful Please roll d100Rolling for the Eversor d100>>2259955>>2259967>>2259974-6% Imperial Loyalty+8 Chapter Loyalty>>2259981These are interesting questions. It seems that indeed all of the witches are exclusively female. [roll Trianon's Intelligence +10]What exactly were their activities is unclear, however Ursus grudgingly admits that his wife explained to him that they are 'gifted in ways that will benefit the Dynasty'. They helped Ursuses to convince their political opponents or too independently minded nobles of the wisdom to obey the Sector Lord. While it seems that Larion thought of them as little more than glorified courtesans, they might have been using their powers to run the whole or majority of Ursus' political machine. Their loss means that Dynasty will take centuries to recover it's influence, if ever.Chapter confiscates around 2800 doses of spook. What would you like to do with it?a) Within the next few weeks Tartarus black market will be flooded with easily accessible spook. Who was behind this will be never be clear, but it will have serious repercussions on the rebellious privateer station. [Available because of Spy Den on Tartarus] [+15W; 10% chance of failure; 55% of trouble in Tatarus]b) Destroy the unholy drugs in public [-10 Heresy, -d3 Corruption, +d3 Purity]c) We should understand them better, pass them onto Klementhos to study [roll d100]d) Slowly sell off spook at high prices to the Free Captains passing through the Sector [gain 80+d20 W]e) Inject three doses of spook to every marine in the Chapter - Klementhos and Trianon speculate that such a kick could wake up any latent psykers and help us recruit at least a few Librarians at once
>>2260076We should do our best to get a teleport homer on or near the eversor and teleport him out into space.Conversely we should skirmish him towards a lighter bay while saying "Secure VIP in lighter bay" and put an arvus lighter with a teleport homer inside it in the lighter bay.Eversor goes in, we teleport it away.>b) Destroy the unholy drugs in public [-10 Heresy, -d3 Corruption, +d3 Purity]My vote FOR THE EMPEROR
>>2260076>>>2259955>+Engagement+>Action: Defend>Type: Close Quarters>Enemy: Unique; Powerful >Please roll d100>Rolling for the Eversor d100can we try to lure the eversor somewhere where we can dispose of him, either pretend the admiral boards a shuttle filled with explosives or have him go somewhere we can tellyport him away, using hints as bait?
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>2260076Please roll d100Rolling on the EversorAlso can we do a mix of b) and c)?Like we study some samples but destroy the rest?
>>2260076>c) We should understand them better, pass them onto Klementhos to study [roll d100]i said so before>>2260106was me too
>>2260076>Chapter confiscates around 2800 doses of spook. What would you like to do with it?b) Destroy the unholy drugs in public [-10 Heresy, -d3 Corruption, +d3 Purity]I'm with Luigi >>2260090
Rolled 16 (1d100)Trianons intelligence+10
>>2260090>>2260117>>2260076Fuck damn agreeing with hihi.Keep enough spook to run extensive tests on so we can ascertain its source etc.If there's still lots left? We can burn that publicly.
>>2260076>These are interesting questions. It seems that indeed all of the witches are exclusively female. >[roll Trianon's Intelligence +10]>>2260125roll here
If we become Slaaneshi do we get our dick back?
>>2260144The strategical girth of the CM is unimpaired.
>>2260144>what is strategic girth
>>2260120>>2260117I'd like a mix of both, if that isn't possible, burn them.No heresy in this chapter.
>>2260167>>2260171Maybe don't want our guys get addicted.
>>2260171>>2260130>>2260120Sure I can get behind that
>>2260176>addicted to strategic girthThat's only the case for one elf right now.
>>2260076Has Heliostramus interrogated Margon on his spook source yet?
>>2259993You could find that out if you would give them for study by Klementhos.>>2259996That is correct, it would die in the void after a while. In current area no, also it's relatively deep in the ship. There was a plan to open fire against this area from another ship, this would surely kill Anarxio, but would also damage the ship.>>2260009>>2260014>>2260023>>2260038You have never really encountered or studied Imperial Assassins. You know that in theory Eversors are meant to operate only for short durations at a time. Whether 'short' means hours, days or weeks is unclear. You are also aware that some of them have explosive devices implanted inside them.>>2260008Larion Ursus nods to you and says:>You might be right... I need to think about it, but I think we could agree on some things in principle. What is your plan for the Sector and what future do you see for my Dynasty?>>2260115>we study some samples but destroy the rest?That is possible, but in terms of spirit it would mean that your curiosity triumphed your devotion, thus negating awards of outright destruction.>>2260125Trianon comes to you with his thoughts of the question:>While psychic talent is more or less evenly distributed among the males and females, it seems that women are more neurotic and this allows the hallucinogenic part of the compound work on them with a stronger effect, summoning quicker and more powerful bursts of psychic activity. Scary to think what would happen if Sisters of Battle would get their hands on this...
>>2260197>That is possible, but in terms of spirit it would mean that your curiosity triumphed your devotion, thus negating awards of outright destruction.I still think we should keep it for testing. We need to find out where it came from, it's an extra-strong type right?
>>2260197>>You might be right... I need to think about it, but I think we could agree on some things in principle. What is your plan for the Sector and what future do you see for my Dynasty?I want the sector to be one, where humanity can live prosperous under imperial rule, the sector as it is has enough nonimperial threats that i lament every move that saps the imperial might with internal quarrels.As for your dynasty and their holdings, given what i said earlier i personally prefer to leave it mostly as it is, to prevent quarrels over its holdings, however i think some will be guided by the fear this might backfire and plant a seed for a later powerstruggle. Your actions and those of others of your dynasty, however might influence them
>>2260197>You might be right... I need to think about it, but I think we could agree on some things in principle. What is your plan for the Sector and what future do you see for my Dynasty?"The Chapter will be at the forefront of battle, reclaiming Imperial territories like Triot, and Mortis with the Imperial Guard. We will secure the sector's borders as per our orders from the High Lords of Terra. We have our mission from the God-Emperor himself and we will bleed until dry to keep this sector secure.As for the Ursus Dynasty, we would require that you do the job required of you by the Emperor and nothing else. Do not undermine the Saint's Dynasty, do not lash out. In return your dynasty gets to continue living in unimaginable comfort by comparison to most of your former subjects."Yes/No?
>>2260197>it seems that women are more neuroticOh you....!
>>2260144If you would worship Her Who Thirsts, you would just need to list number, colours, sizes and any other preferred mutations. Also, please roll your willpower[d100].+Spook+It seems the dominant decision is to examine the spook and then get rid of the rest. Please roll d100 for Klementhos.>>2260192Please roll d6 for Margon's interrogation... Rolling 5 or 6 is undesirable. 1 - 3 is good, 4 is interesting.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>2260246>Please roll d100 for Klementhos.
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>2260246
>>2260246>If you would worship Her Who Thirsts, you would just need to list number, colours, sizes and any other preferred mutations. Also, please roll your willpower[d100].just as safeguard, i am against servin slaanesh, no matter the size and form of tentacels we gain
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>2260246Worshipping Chaos gods is for skrubs. Real men make the warp into their bitch like the emprah did.
>>2260276officially renamed into SmugChaptermaster.jpg in remembrance of this moment
Hahah time for filenames
>>2260251Please add event Results: Klementhos' research of Spook in d3 years>>2260260>>2260266Noted. While it was a long time since you've seen Adriel, you manage to put any non-Imperial thoughts away and concentrate on the mission at hand.>>2260252When contacted Heliostramus immediately inquires about Nestus' situation. He was supposed to be transported to one of the more fortified Arbites precincts. However it seems that on the way to the precinct transport was attacked by unknown assailants and Nestus was freed. Three other prisoners that have been transported together with him have been killed. However not all is lost - among his personal belonging that have been confiscated Arbites managed to find a small encoded notebook that seems to hold a lot of information about the underground operation he was running here... Do you:a) Remove the notebook from the Arbites and use it to overtake the operation. Judges won't like it. [Gain Spy Network(Central Worlds) = 15+d10%, +? Wealth]b) Take the notebook for decoding and figuring out Nestus' suppliers [assign a codebreaker, roll d100 - this requires someone with high IQ and/or Logic]c) Allow Arbites to do their job>>2260224>>2260230>This could be a compromise I would be happy with. Can we agree on it in these terms?1. I will denounce my wife as the heretic that she (apparently) is.2. All members of my Dynasty will be cleared of all charges and granted immunity from pre-coup era.3. Our holdings, possessions and rights will remain intact and unchallenged apart from those that belong or are tied to the office of Sector Governor.4. Drakkon Ursus will be removed from his current position as the Lord Commander of the Imperial Guard.5. Larion Ursus will be granted Planetary Governorship as decided by the new Sector Governor appropriate for his seniority status.6. Larion Ursus will forever bear the title of Former Belisarian Regent, to legitimise his rule and to ensure smooth transition of power. Imperial chronicles, for the good of the common citizenry and Imperial peace, should write that power was handed over peacefully and without unnecessary confusion once Belisarian heirs were discovered.7. Ursus Dynasty will pay respects and acknowledge Belisarian Dynasty as their rightful lords.8. All ties of vassalship between the Ghosts of Retribution and Ursus Dynasty will be honourably dissolved.
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>2260324>d3 yearsShow me how smart you are, Klemmy.
>>2260324>granted immunity from pre-coup era.Can't do that since some of them might have been into some pretty fucking heretical shit themselves.
>>2260324>b) Take the notebook for decoding and figuring out Nestus' suppliers [assign a codebreaker, roll d100 - this requires someone with high IQ and/or Logic]>c) Allow Arbites to do their jobcant we copy it to have both work on it?also this looks planned, so we should take into accounta) the book might be fakeb)the info in the book might lead to nestusdo we have any knowledge about who could have been behind it?
>>2260324>b) Take the notebook for decoding and figuring out Nestus' suppliers [assign a codebreaker, roll d100 - this requires someone with high IQ and/or Logic]Assign Proteus 34y/n?I assume the Arbites will also be trying to hunt Margon down?>This could be a compromise I would be happy with. Can we agree on it in these terms?"And all the nobles you have declared criminals or exiled for challenging your dynasty are exonerated. You can't continue using the imperial navy to pursue private vendettas.The others sound okay apart from planetary governance. To install you we'd have to remove someone else.Hmm. The Styrian Crusade should liberate a lot of new worlds. You might be too old to assume command of one by then but Katriona could. Would that be acceptable?"Thoughts on this guys?
>>2260360>Assign Proteus 34Yes.>Hmm. The Styrian Crusade should liberate a lot of new worlds. You might be too old to assume command of one by then but Katriona could. Would that be acceptable?"Sounds okay.
>>2260360>b) Take the notebook for decoding and figuring out Nestus' suppliers [assign a codebreaker, roll d100 - this requires someone with high IQ and/or Logic]Assign Proteus 34y/n?I assume the Arbites will also be trying to hunt Margon down?>This could be a compromise I would be happy with. Can we agree on it in these terms?"And all the nobles you have declared criminals or exiled for challenging your dynasty are exonerated. You can't continue using the imperial navy to pursue private vendettas.The others sound okay apart from planetary governance. To install you we'd have to remove someone else.Hmm. The Styrian Crusade should liberate a lot of new worlds. You might be too old to assume command of one by then but Katriona could. Would that be acceptable?"I agree on everything Luigi said.
>>2260360>>2260324>Assign Proteus 34Yes>Hmm. The Styrian Crusade should liberate a lot of new worlds. You might be too old to assume command of one by then but Katriona could. Would that be acceptable?"I assume this is he worlds and not the war? I'd prefer if they would fight in the crusade
>>2260360>>b) Take the notebook for decoding and figuring out Nestus' suppliers [assign a codebreaker, roll d100 - this requires someone with high IQ and/or Logic]>Assign Proteus 34againt using heretical-to-posess stuff>"And all the nobles you have declared criminals or exiled for challenging your dynasty are exonerated.against it, many might be for good reasons. also could cause havocfurthermore i would like to know what he knows of kest and about kests crusades
>>2260324I'm mostly ok with this if others are>5. Larion Ursus will be granted Planetary Governorship as decided by the new Sector Governor appropriate for his seniority status.If we're going to do this i suggest giving him Triot. It forces him to work with us over the next few years to retake the planet if he wants his title and avoids the anger of removing an existing planetary governor. If he does well it can be a rich powerful planet and if he betrays us he can be removed with minimal repercussions
>>2260360I agree with the governor terms changes. We can't let them back in positions of major power. They must atone.As for assigning the A.I., yes.
>>2260380>>2260360Actually I think TripMarine has a good idea with Triot. That should be the terms.>>2260377>against it, many might be for good reasons. also could cause havocI only meant that the Imperial Navy is to stop pursuing people on the Ursus' behest. Not pardon people that have been declared guilty by courts or anything.>againt using heretical-to-posess stuffHow about using him in tandem with an overseer like Trianon?
reminder that no matter what the political situation is, ursus made us kneel and swear fealty to him when we couldn't refuseI'm not saying we should humiliate and murder him.Butwe could.
>>2260380I like the basis of the idea, but maybe we should pick a planet that Ursus have sold off to the Triarchy beforehand.The irony would be delicious
>>2260414Maybe when we take Krunn back we can give it to.
>>2260427>>2260414Unfortunately we already pledged Kruun to the Arbites.However there may be other planets that were sold off we don't know about yet.
>>2260427no, arbites want it back, it was theirs to begin with
>>2260429>>2260433Wait arbites can hold a planet?
>>2260446was a prisoner planet. not much to look at
I'm supposed to post in a less foulmouthed way here that we should check if Dermont has daughters to have potential marriage candidates for our Belisarian heir and if he doesn't to tell his boys to get to work on some ladies and produce a lady for our princeling.
>>2260447>It's cold>My feet hurt>I could be in the underhive bashing ganger skulls right now
>>2260453>Not introducing him to the daughter of one of our chapter serfs >Not producing one ourselves
>>2260115>>2260076Eversor on the loose is not a threat even Space Marines can ignore. Decision had to be taken without a delay and the plan was simple - the murder machine must be contained within the vault system near the auxiliary regraminator P98/1. The closest squad to the location was Gamma Squad from the 4th Company led by brother sergeant Melkorian. They took up defensive position on a corridor along which they expected Eversor to appear. Indeed appear it did, but not from where Melkorian and his men expected it to show up. Metal sheets broke like plastic as adamantite-clawed beast ripped it's way out of a wall. Assassins are trained well and are familiarised with tactics used by the Space Marines. They know that even an Imperial Assassin can't stand in a straight fight exchanging blows with an Astartes for long. So it goes for the jugular. Brother sergeant screamed as Eversor's blade slid through the crack between the armour plates. Despite the powerful enhanced immune system Melkorion couldn't resist and instant combination of four different neurotoxins and acids that Neuro Gauntlet injected straight into his blood stream. He died in a horrible, but still had his senses functioning long enough to see Eversor cutting through the rest of his squad. Space Marines can and do often fight without supervision of their officers, but even they get confused when their friend and mentor dies right in front of them in a split second. Anarxio didn't delay, Executioner pistol barked, Neuro Gauntlet slashed, grenades exploded and Gamma Squad was no more. However it wasn't completely one sided, before going out Ghosts made Anarxio pay for his attack with time and blood. This gives you time...+Result+10 Astartes deadAnarxio delayed, lightly woundedChapter Master along with Librarians is rushing towards the combat zone. Do you wait for him (35% of Eversor slipping away) or allow other nearby Space Marines to Engage (d3 squads under Leutenant Horatio or possibly Captain Dreidor himself - d2)
>>2260690Can we lure him to a lighter bay with false loudspeaker saying "Secure VIP in lighter bay" then when he goes into the lighter it has a teleport homer in it and we teleport him away?If he's trying to slip away and avoid contact, then arrange our troops such that he has free passage towards the lighter bay, funnel him there.And would venting the area work? Or can he breath in a vacuum?
>>2260690>Assassins are trained well and are familiarised with tactics used by the Space Marines.given we know this, is it possible to adapt to unconventional tactics? personally i favor a bomb filled power armor that explodes when he slices that open tellyported to make it look like a lone rearguard
>>2260696>And would venting the area work? Or can he breath in a vacuum?I think skarg answered that already, the answer is yes and no.It would make him an easier target but not take him out immediately.
>>2260696What is dissu shittu. He killed our marines and must pay not get out of this by teleportation.I support letting all nearby spess mehreens engage until CM gets there to personally avenge his men.
>>2260690ask ursus:furthermore i would like to know what he knows of kest and about kests crusades
>>2260704>not get out of this by teleportation.I don't think he'll survive being teleported into the sun
>>2260704>What is dissu shittu. He killed our marines and must pay not get out of this by teleportation.we would tellyport him into the vacuum of space
>>2260696Supporting the idea of luring him into the bay where we would teleport him away
>>2260707>>2260709>>2260719Why this tricky planning? Just throw men at him. CM will cut him in half with ironhaunt and lick the blood off the blade. I would like to wield Hull in the offhand as a shield so we can tank the ensuing explosion.
>>2260328Research will be completed in a year (please add event).>>2260343>>2260360>>2260380>I am perfectly fine with waiting until the next available position opens up and obviously it would be up to the Sector Governor to decide what planet and when I should govern. Regarding immunity - I meant from any non-Extremis level repercussions that don't imply clear knowledge of actions against the Imperium. Obviously Chaosites or other deviants should be rightfully purged. Is that acceptable to you?+Accept/Decline+This will conclude your struggle against Larion Ursus and incorporate him into the new framework of Sector governance.>>2260351>can't we both have a copy of itIt's about trust. Obviously Arbiters will try to decipher it as well.>>2260367>>2260375>>2260389When you awaken Proteus 34, former A.I. commander, now a (hopefully) faithful cybereagle greets you:>I've been thinking a lot, Chapter Master. It is complicated to do a lot with the limited processing capabilities of this form, but I have realised that my chance to serve you is in fact a great opportunity to learn a lot. And after all I am grateful for the fact that you have preserved my existence and freed me as you have, so I might as well repay your kindness with hard work. I will break that code. [roll d100 for Proteus 34 Logic. He gets +30 due to his A.I. nature]>>2260696> false loudspeaker saying "Secure VIP in lighter bay"Possible, you can try it>it has a teleport homer in it and we teleport him awayHomer can teleport a limited nearby mass to a designated teleportarium reasonable distance away. For this Assassin would have to either hold it or be within a foot from the homer. You could set up an ambush within teleportarium and try to kill it once he appears there. Or you could mess with the teleportation device and try to teleport him into wall or potentially scramble him mid-teleporation. This might affect teleportarium for the future or have other unintended consequences.>>2260699Once again, teleporting something without a homer into a specific location is incredibly rare and complicated. It would be easier just to leave it in his path. Would the dummy trick him? Maybe, tell me if you want to try it.>>2260705Please specify the question. >He's a smart, resourceful and ruthless opponent. At times we have been allies, at others time we fought, but I believe that despite everything the man has Imperial interests at heart, even if he has his own way of going about them. Though I think he might harbour a grudge against Space Marines for some reason...
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>2260690>>2260690Well it's painful but we must engage and get this over with. Rolling for squads
>>2260743please roll another d3:1 - Horatio leads them2 - Dreidor leads them3 - Both of them fight
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>2260743give em hell boys
>>2260739>Please specify the question. I mean any insight on the crusade that is not part of the official version. as for kest thats what i wanted to know
>>2260749>>2260747This was for that btw.
>>2260739>+Accept/Decline+I'm inclined to accept.>>2260739Engage him but as >>2260699 said our best bet is to use unconventional tactics.Throw an ungodly amount of frag grenades. Even if our own marines are in range of them. Power armour gives better protection against frags than synskin.If that eversor fucker gets in close combat, other marines should throw frags at him. Launch missiles at him. Fire meltaguns at him. Fuck danger close.Anyone got any other ideas for unconventional tactics he wouldn't expect?
>>2260743against throwing more marines into the slaughter
>>2260749>>2260743Please roll d100 for the squadsPlease roll d100 for DreidorPlease roll d100 for Horatio+Engagement+Action: AdvanceLocation: Close QuartersEnemy: Unique, Powerful
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>2260767squads
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>2260756Another thing the eversor wouldn't expect. Retreat.Literally have our marines flee in 'terror' only to lead the eversor right into a bunch of heavy bolters.Keep moving and leading him around.>>2260767>Please roll d100 for the squads
>>2260767>>2260757against throwing more marines into the slaughter
>>2260767>Action: AdvanceWe should be skirmishing instead. We're trying to lead the Eversor around towards a killzone.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2260767OK I warned you guys>Dreidor
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>2260767Horatio
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>2260767>you could have prevented this>why didn't you listen>Horatio
>>2260770>>2260772I think the dice are getting tired. How about we call it a day and resume next week?+Session Over+Thank you for playing. Good to see that Tachion Primaris is finally secured and it seems that you are about to reach agreement with Larion Ursus. To complete the coup I will require a couple of things:1) A roleplay-story post about inauguration of Belisarian heirs, it should mentiona) Which one will rule (or will it be a diarchy)b) Any particular changes in the institutions or running of the sector that you want to implement2) A post about concluding your affairs with your allies, please remember that you made a number of promises. I would be nice for you to have a 'thank you' speech and also to clarify which of the promises you are going to keep, which ones you will break, etc.3) A message/method of how you tell Drakkon Ursus to stand down (or how Larion, whom you effectively control for the time being, tells him). Please roll d100 to go along with that.These posts can be made either tonight or at your convenience.
>>2260795First things first.We need to dispatch someone with genetic proof of the twins' Belisarian heritage to Templos to retrieve Eliam Belisarius.Take Hunter Squadron Alpha, they're the fastest and Templos is only a short jump away.Ideally they should have been doing this *during* the coup but....a lot was happening and I forgot.
>>2260795>1) A roleplay-story post about inauguration of Belisarian heirs, it should mentionI can get that done in a week or so providing the information is ready
>>2260795And our marines on the ground need to find Deidara dammit.
>>2260795>>2260793>>2260792>>2260789>>2260772>>2260770Every single fucking time I leave this happens, goddamn>>2261028I'll swing by the chat after working out to talk about some of the stuff we need to write, Lu
>>2261918>after working outdamn normie
>>2260795Idea>fill area surrounding eversor with fluid>urine, because we have literal tons of it and it has a high amount of salt>connect fluid with huge amounts of electricity>salt in urine makes it way more conductive>steamfry eversorY/N?
>>2260767Outside the sun blazed over the heads of the assembled crowds. They filled the Reconquista Plaza--allegedly the location of the first planetfall of the Great Crusade--to the brim, unwashed bodies each jostling the other to get a better view. Some were there to witness the first coronation of a new Sector Governor in living memory, a rare flourish of excitement in otherwise dreary and difficult lives. Some were there to gloat over the downfall of the Ursus Dynasty and see what scraps they could try to tear from the corpse. The weak, desperate and downtrodden rarely miss a chance to twist the knife in the back of ones who were once their superior. Some were there for the likely empty promises of free food. Some were even there because the Arbites threatened to shoot them if they didn't attend. Near the front of the plaza, in front of the doors of the Grand Cathedral of the Emperor Triumphant only the presence of the Arbites with a healthy addition of battle servitors prevented them from pressing forward and swarming over the assembled sector nobility and power brokers. Fortunately the crowd was behaving itself. A handful of summary executions had been all that was needed to bring the horde in line today. The assembled nobility themselves milled about uncertainly. Many of them were bitter enemies during normal times and being so close to blood rivals was painfully uncomfortable. But even the most bloodthirsty were wise enough to stay their hand or incur the wrath of the Astartes flanking the cathedral doors who held even them back from approaching their new rulers as they were crowned. So no one would die in this place and in this moment. Not while the Emperor's Angels of Death watched them. But all bets were off the instant one of them stepped back out through the plaza gates. Timidly flitting around these predators were the representatives of a smattering of minor noble houses who reeked of desperation. Far past their Halcyon years, they had spent the remainder of their family fortune just to aquire an invitation to this ceremony in a last, desperate hope was to take advantage of a change in government. The old Ursus Dynasty had not been generous to them but perhaps these new Belisarius rulers would open the sector purse strings.
>>2262261Inside young woman listened to a droning, wispy-haired majordomo with barely concealed impatience. "That will be all Iago. You may leave until it is time." Gration, a young man bearing a striking resemblance to the woman, entered the room with an easy confidence and grace. Both he and the woman were dressed in white, ostensibly to demonstrate their humility to the Emperor on their day of ascenscion. Their thin figures and piercing eyes spoke of a life of hardship but also of resolve and an inborn sense of command. Iago hesitated a moment in front of the newcomer, beady little eyes darting to each of their faces. He had hoped for a few more moments with the woman but the man's gaze told him that there was no use in arguing. Practically scraping the floor Iago bowed repeatedly and obsequiously as he left the room. "Thank you brother. What an odious little man." "Yes Donata, we will have to replace him as soon as we can find someone suitable.""He was just boring me--at length--about the profits to be made in the ammonia recovery ponds of Fo'lon. I wonder how much the Orlov family paid him to do that or if they realize how poor he is at disguising his allegiance.""Don't wallow in too much self-pity. I've just had three different Bishops trying to convince me how loyal and helpful they could be to us if only they could reach the office of Cardinal." A sneer crossed his face, marring the beauty of youth. "They are all jackals out there, nipping at our heels or begging for a handout now that our family is returned to its rightful place ruling this Sector. But where were they during the dark years? Where were they when we spent 3 days hiding in a septic pond while the Usurper's hounds hunted us? Where were they when we were forced to survive on irradiated protein paste? Where were they when Mother died? Not a one of them helped us in our time of need.""Almost dear brother, but not entirely true. Did not the Emperor send his blessed Angels, the Ghosts of Retribution to deliver us from our hell?"Gration frowned. Outside the loudspeaker blared as the Cardinal began his speech. "People of Tachyon Primaris: the Emperor, blessed be His name, has cast down our old rulers for being unworthy and given us new ones. Under their new rulership, and with His blessings, the Sector will grow and flourish to new levels not seen since the Great Crusade...." The door creaked as Iago stuck his head in and the approving roar could be heard outside. "Sixty seconds until your presence is required for the ceremony Your Exalted Magnificences." Donata dismissed him again with a wave of her hand.
>>2262271"You know sister, your growing piousness is starting to concern me. I'm starting to think that allowing you to spend all that time with the Adeptas Sororitas was a mistake. I don't recall you being this ardent when we were living hand to mouth in the ghetto, nor do I remember the Emperor feeding you or clothing me.""Ah but that is where you are wrong. He gave us as much as we needed to pass through the blood and the fire. All that we needed to show Him that we were worthy of retaking the throne. And now that we have proved ourselves He has restored our family. They may all be jackals out there but He has provided us with the tools we need: these Astartes, these priests, these generals and yes even these greedy nobles. But most of all He gave us each other. The only ones we ever trusted and the only ones we ever needed."Gration brightened at this. "Ah, finally sister you speak sense. Come. Let us go out and show these people their new rulers. And then we will crush this Sector and remake it to our will."
>>2260795>2) A post about concluding your affairs with your allies, please remember that you made a number of promises. I would be nice for you to have a 'thank you' speech and also to clarify which of the promises you are going to keep, which ones you will break, etc.The doors are still splintered, and the large table is covered in dust, but the conference room within the sector palace still serves as an acceptable place for the leaders of the various Imperial factions to meet."My friends," Chapter Master begins, his enormous frame straining the punished chair, "We have successfully removed the corrupt Ursus Dynasty from power and installed the rightful rulers of the Sector, those descended from Saint Belisarius himself. This has been almost thirty years in the making since my suspicions were first aroused, but without your support none of this would have been possible, at least not without mass bloodshed. For your support and faith I offer you my sincerest thanks, and hope this operation will hold our relationships in good stead with each other in the future.""Canoness Engel of the Order of the Bloody Tears. We will ensure the new leaders know of your esteemed order's importance to their installation and the security of the sector. We will encourage them to bolster your convents and support you fully. The motives and methods of the Iron Monks may have been brought into question over the last few decades but with a strong order of Sororitas, strong in principles and untainted by politics, watching over them hopefully they can be kept on the straight and narrow.""Chief Judge Heliostramus, you may tell Lord Marshall Von Pratt that Kruun is the first world on the list to liberate from the Styrians when the Styrian Crusade is ready to commence. It will be under Arbites rule once again. The Arbites have recently come to Varda as well and they have been a great help to the people of our world. We're very happy for any future cooperation between us, should you find yourself in need of heavier support or we find ourselves in need of stronger law enforcement.""Fabricator-General Regon, my friend, we will do our best to support & assist you in your matters with Mars. There are some ways we can help you that I think we should discuss together.""The Imperial Navy should bolster their patrols along the border with Subsector Mortis. The Styrians may react to this change of governance."cont...
>>2265076"Lord Brumm, you and your League have been....generously compensated for your assistance. We appreciate your resolve in following through and I hope we can rely on you and your colleagues to help maintain order in the following months. Be alert for any unusually large exchanges of money or materiel between private hands, especially Ursus hands. I must say I'm also interested in establishing a fund for trading investments and mercantile interests, do you think it might be possible for allies to provide some choice trading opportunities and such? The Chapter needs steady income and we'd be ever ready to defend its sources of course.""Lord Garant. I'm sure the Inquisition is very busy in adapting to the change in government, and I'm sure everyone involved is thankful for your organisation's non-interference. I hope we can continue to work in the sector's best interest in the future.""Now to conclude there are a few more matters that need to be discussed. The first is the successor to Drakkon Ursus' position as Lord General Militant of the Sector. I cannot say I have much knowledge of the Lord Generals in this sector but obviously we require someone who has Imperial interests at heart, is not loyal to the Ursus Dynasty and has preferably has a Dynastic heritage of happily serving the Belisarians. Do any officers come to mind? Lord General Kal of Malta? Or Lord General Xerant of Adamant Prime? I understand the Xerant Dynasty served honourably under the Belisarian Dynasty for many millennia.""Secondly, Deidara Ursus. I think we should all put resources together to hunt her down. If she escapes to Styria she could cause problems for all of us. The Merchant League has an enormous number of ships under its employ, make sure all of them departing this world are searched for any stowaways. Put the word out with images of Deidara and Anastasia Belladon, they need to be found. Meanwhile we must scour the surrounding areas of the hive. The Arbites and the Sororitas are well suited for helping us in this endeavour I believe, and I'm sure the Inquisition has their own extensive intel networks throughout the planet. Lord Garant, would you like to tell the Belladon Dynasty what has happened? Or at least ask if they know where she might have gone without disclosing the particulars of her status?""Thirdly, the Belisarian twins need guidance. To this end I have contacted Eliam Belisarius as he is an experienced governor and the only other member of their dynasty. If anyone has anything to say regarding Eliam as a regent please make yourself heard. I also assume we all have no problems with maintaining the current general operations of the sector, aside from that regarding the Styrians? For example the defence of the Grave, non-conflict with the Eldar, and organisation of the Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy?""Finally. Have we received word from the High Lords of Terra? Have they extended their approval yet?"
>>2260795We also need to make sure the 4 captured Honour Guard marines are kept restrained and questioned once they've recovered from their injuries.Perhaps Cagirates can talk to them and see what was going on with them and their dead brothers. We need to determine their future in the chapter.We should also claim & board Deidara's ship and start examining and exploring it extensively.How do the witches feel about what's happened? Were they thralls of Deidara or were they going along with her collusion with the triarchy? What did they actually know about what was happening?We also require a list of all the Ursus Dynasty members in positions of high power. Imperial Guard Generals, Imperial Navy Captains and above, Planetary Governors, etc.
>>2267768Message to the High Lords of Terra:"High Lords of Terra, Larion Ursus has been successfully deposed and a new leadership installed. As we were supported by six of the nine factions you stipulated I trust we can rely on your support?Furthermore, troubling news has reached by ears. Lord Admiral Tyrel Hagen went missing, and as he has been a good leader of Battlefleet Deus we attempted to track him down.When we found him he was brutally assaulted by an assassin. Only afterwards did we discover he was being targeted by Imperial Assassins, for reasons unknown.Lord Admiral Hagen is vital to the stability of this Sector, especially in light of the recent changes in leadership. I am formally requesting that either the assassination order upon him be rescinded as a favour to my Chapter [spend HLoT favour for this if necessary].If you cannot provide me this I ask that a valid justification for his assassination to be given to me.If this justification is indeed heresy or treachery of the Imperium I will kill him myself. If this justification is unsanctioned knowledge of classified information we can subject him to a selective mindwipe.However if no valid justification is forthcoming I am forced to assume that this assassination order is the doing of some rogue agent of the Senatorum or Inquisition, for Lord Admiral Hagen has served the Sector honourably and I have seen no reason to doubt his loyalties in my decades here.Thank you for you attentions,Chapter Master of the Ghosts of Retibution."An added inquiry: How much can we get in terms of voidcraft for HLoT favour?I imagined each favour would be worth around 300-350w worth of ships?
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>2260739Just realised that no one rolled this.Make sure a Librarian overlooks Proteus' work
I wonder if bumping would do anything.