+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_WikiBattle voxcaster frequency, all allies are welcome to join:https://client02.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23RisingSons&server=irc.Rizon.net+Sanity is the price of Power.+
+Previous thread+http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4207014/+++Brethorius, your trusted confidant and commander of the First Company, approaches you in silence. He is uncharacteristically grim.>We have an issue, Chapter Master. We have news, the Void Squad is on their way back from the Grave. Mission was a success, for the most part, having in mind that it was nearly suicidal to begin with. I would have hesitated to send a whole Company in, while you sent a squad, straight into the heart of Chaos-controlled territory. But that does not matter. Your judgement was right, they retrieved Proteus, or what's left of him, and are back now, with some interesting information about the apparent schism among the enemy ranks. However, we have a big issue. Brother Sergeant Argos, hero of the mission, seems to have been corrupted by a daemon weapon he was forced to wield during the mission. While the wider Chapter is for now in the dark about what happened or that Void Squad is on the way back, we will need to explain this somehow and take action. I have discussed this issue with the Chaplains and it does seem, that Argos is bound to the cursed weapon. He still retains his sanity and free will, for the time being, but seems to be unwilling to part with the foul artifact, avoids questions and finds excuses not to leave the weapon. He is very well aware of the daemonic nature of it, but claims to be able to control it and cites his decision to return as one of the reasons for trusting him. The Void Squad is still in transit, it will take them another two months to reach Mormark. What treatment should we order in the meantime and how should we prepare for their return?
>>4248919Naturally we should prepare to forcibly separate Argos from the axe and lock him in isolation under 24/7 guard. Then we can observe and see what happens.Thoughts?
>>4248923supportKeep him in the dark for now but inform his brothers about the plan.
>>4248923>>4248919As for the rest of the Chapter we should simply say that he requires long-term medical treatment for injuries suffered.
>>4248923Supporting but maybe interview him ourselves first
>>4248923>>4248925>>4248929>>4248931Under instructions from Chapter Master, he is to be taken and isolated immediately upon arrival.Please roll d100 [Willpower] (target: 45)Please roll d100 [Transit] (target: 82)+++Any further actions this year? Otherwise, we'll rolll for the new year.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>4248923Sounds good.>>4248954>Please roll d100 [Willpower] (target: 45)
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>4248954Please roll d100 [Willpower] (target: 45)WARP OVERTAKE ME!
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>4248954>Please roll d100 [Transit] (target: 82)
>>4248959>>4248962>>4248964It's too late to remove the arms that touched the weapon, isn't it?
>>4248954>Any further actions this year?Can we try and organise more long-term and comprehensive prospecting efforts on Varda? We have five full regiments of troops now including an aeronautica wing, and hardy new settlers from Saladris Beta. It doesn't need to be instant results but a long-term plan to explore and prospect the major landmasses is critical.Also prospect the moon.
>>4248975Do we send one company with the prospectors to secure the efforts?
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>4248964>RafaelWhere my update?>>4248954
>>4248978You forgot to turn off the dice, Mrz. EZHB.
>>4248978When I get more replies
>>42489777th company is on Varda already so if the local orknoids/gretchin end up causing trouble they can get involved.
>>4248983>>4248987Neat. Might want to get them in position to act before some new monster tears us a new one though.
>>4248975Goju raises a good point. We already have a large population of Protherans on the Green Belt. Are we able to pick up any more? We could have done it with our main fleet on the way back from Triot etc. if there were people that wanted to leave.
>>4248959>>4248964>>4248972On transit back, something goes wrong. It seems, that the daemon weapon, Ravager, has managed to somehow overtake Argos or influence his decisions. The only person in place to stop it is Brother Hull. However, the risk is immense. What path will he choose?a) Try to save Argos [Adds -10 modifier]b) Try to save the ship [Adds -10 modifier]c) Try to save his brothers [Adds -10 modifier]d) Try to defeat the daemon [Adds - 10 modifier]e) Try to save himself [+0]He will do it:a) Using his body [in case of failure, Hull will die]b) Using his skills [in case of failure, Hull will retreat]
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>4249015d) Try to defeat the daemon [Adds - 10 modifier]b) Using his skills [in case of failure, Hull will retreat]
>>4249019Put it in the options thing above the window where you post.Also don't roll before a decision is made or terrible things happen
>>4249027We already have a roll (and no decision by the players, technically), but keep on trying to roll. Remember to not use spaces so type>dice+1d100Once you actually need to roll.>>4249021>>4249015I personally would have gone for the body and tried to go for >b) Try to save the ship [Adds -10 modifier]>c) Try to save his brothers [Adds -10 modifier]>d) Try to defeat the daemon [Adds - 10 modifier]>e) Try to save himself [+0]Would go for A as well, but Hull's no exorcist :/
>>4249035>>4249015Btw, last thread I tried to spend Hull's 3XP on an orator/battlepreacher talent (tried to run it by you before though)That might've come in handy here to talk him out of it if the situation would've been more talky and less gory.>>4237682
>>4249035I'd agree with these choices. Hull has exceptional body modifiers. Dude's swole as fuck.
>>4249035>>4249059I support these two, Hull can do it.
>>4249059>>4249035>>4249015Btw, can you even become an exorcist without being a psyker?If yes, how much XP would that take? 10?Considering that we'll probably have to revisit the grave sooner or later, studying up on anti-daemonic lore might be worth it in regards to long-term planning.
>>4249021>>4249067>>4249043Upon return to Mormark you will hear the unfortunate news - there is no easy way to put it, it seems that Brother Sergeant Argos went berserk under the influence of the daemon weapon he was carrying. All seemed lost, when Brother Hull managed to get to him just in time to intervene...a)...killing Brother Argos, although an extensive damage was done to the ship.b)...saving Brother Argos from himself, but suffering a heavy wound.c)...sacrificing the rest of the Void Squad to disarm Argos and isolate him.d)...destroying the daemon weapon, but also damaging the ship and absorbing huge amounts of corrupted energies himself.Because of the good roll, you can choose any of the above scenarios.Exorcist skill (+0) would take 1xp. Non-psyker exorcists are weaker, but can still use this skill to use it against daemonic forces. Hull will be able to take this skill after this encounter.Battle-Preacher [2xp]- Hull can inspire surrounding troops chanting litanies of faith in the middle of the battle. All characters in his presence will get +10 when resisting fear, possession, perils of the warp and such.Brickman [2xp]- Hull is extremely proficient at throwing bricks, stones, boulders and other natural or improvised projectiles at his enemies, being able to throw them with enough force to stun even a power-armoured opponent.Orator - unfortunately Hull does not have either required experience or training to become a true orator. He is more a man of action, than word, for now at least.
>>4249173>b)...saving Brother Argos from himself, but suffering a heavy wound.Sacrificing others to save yourself would be wrong, the ship is worth more than a single marine and taking in a ton of corrupted energies tends to be worse than death.Also these two>Exorcist skill (+0) would take 1xp. Non-psyker exorcists are weaker, but can still use this skill to use it against daemonic forces. Hull will be able to take this skill after this encounter.>Battle-Preacher [2xp]>- Hull can inspire surrounding troops chanting litanies of faith in the middle of the battle. All characters in his presence will get +10 when resisting fear, possession, perils of the warp and such.Too bad there's nothing left for BRICKMAN, kek
>>4249178Agree with this.>Too bad there's nothing left for BRICKMAN, kekRemember it for later when Hull earns more xp.
>>4249181>Remember it for later when Hull earns more xp.Might wanna put that experience into becoming better at BTFOing demons, since it's currently (+0)
>>4248975>>4248977I believe that most of the prospecting on Varda has already been completed by now, though smaller or more hidden resource reserves might be discovered as the population expands and more deforestation happens.On the other hand, a prospecting effort on the moon and the other planets in the system could still be done. How much would you like to invest in it?a) Nothing, utilise Chapter serfs and Vardan administrative resources [Will take 30 years, resources x1]b) Nothing, invite professional prospectors from the Merchant's League, but they are likely to ask for priority rights for exploitation [Will take 10 years, resources x1.5]c) Hire prospectors - spend 10W [Will take 15 years, resources x1]d) Hire good prospectors - spend 30W [Will take 7 years, resources x1.5]e) Nothing - grant prospecting charter to Chapter serfs, giving rights to settle and exploit resources, this will most likely lead to development frontier communities with a distinct culture and improve the economy as a whole, but will result in more in-depth exploration [45 years, resources x2]>>4248999Would you like to encourage immigration from Prothera? Having in mind that most of the population on Prothera harbours strong hatred towards the Chapter for your role in the downfall of the planet, one of your major defeats, and the fact that there are no pressures encouraging migration, this will be very unlikely, unless you offer strong monetary or land-grant incentives. On the other hand, this could help to mend the break between the people and the Chapter by reconnecting refugee diaspora with their kin-planet. If you would specify how many would you like to attract, I would list the options.
>>4249200>e) Nothing - grant prospecting charter to Chapter serfs, giving rights to settle and exploit resources, this will most likely lead to development frontier communities with a distinct culture and improve the economy as a whole, but will result in more in-depth exploration [45 years, resources x2]Can we help the chapter serfs get started there?
>>4249200>b) Nothing, invite professional prospectors from the Merchant's League, but they are likely to ask for priority rights for exploitation [Will take 10 years, resources x1.5]do we get favor with merchant league for that?
>>4249200>c) Hire prospectors - spend 10W [Will take 15 years, resources x1]e) Nothing - grant prospecting charter to Chapter serfs, giving rights to settle and exploit resources, this will most likely lead to development frontier communities with a distinct culture and improve the economy as a whole, but will result in more in-depth exploration [45 years, resources x2]Can we do both?And should I add any expected events for when the vardan population has grown enough to find more reserves?
>>4249200>Would you like to encourage immigration from Prothera? Having in mind that most of the population on Prothera harbours strong hatred towards the Chapter for your role in the downfall of the planet, one of your major defeats, and the fact that there are no pressures encouraging migrationMaybe leave it then. I forgot that they hated us :(
>>4249178>b)...saving Brother Argos from himself, but suffering a heavy wound.+Wounded Hull+Hull received a blow from the Ravager straight to the chest, destroying one of his two-hearts. He will carry daemon-wound with him for the rest of his days and if he ever rolls a 13, his second heart will give out and he will perish. He is now known as Hull the Heartless. Hull will remain under medicae attention for 2d4 years until returning to active duty.
>>4249225I suppose we can't fatepoint this?
>>4249225...and as such, it seems that soothsayer that predicted that a tragedy will befall the Chapter was correct - indeed the Void Squad is now nearly destroyed, its Champion in bloody rags, sergeant in a containment chamber and most of the brothers - dead or missing.>>4249228If you really want to and think it's worth it, you can.+NEW YEAR+-Chapter loses 1d3% heresy-Chapter Income-Roll d100 for Chapter events-Roll d100 for events on Templos-Roll d100 for events on Vargerod-Roll d100 for events on Emperor's Rest-Roll d100 for events in the Grave
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>4249253>-Chapter loses 1d3% heresyYear 367.M41Expected events>367.M41 = Infiltration of Tartarus station by Xyptus and Punisher Squad will be complete.Some exposition on what positions they have influence over would be great. Ideally we're looking at entry points, docks, landing bays etc.>367.M41 = The enormous expansion of the Order of Bloody Tears Convent of Saint Evangelion on Tachion Primaris will be complete.>367.M41 = Reply from Wuxide Craftworld and/or the Seekers is expected (Link)
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>4249253>If you really want to and think it's worth it, you can.Sure. I'd rather take honourable death in battle than the looming damocles sword of a 13 killing him in every roll, that would just drive me insane.To quote fight club>if you expand the time coordinate far enough, the chance of Hull rolling a 13 becomes 100%Shame about the FP, will definitely keep MY heart from exploding though, kek>>4249253>-Roll d100 for Chapter events
Rolled 4, 10, 9 + 75 = 98 (3d10 + 75)>>4249253>-Chapter IncomeVardan Cybernetics
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>4249253>-Chapter IncomeVardan Agri
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>4249253>-Roll d100 for events on Templos
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>4249253>-Roll d100 for events in the Grave
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>4249253>-Roll d100 for events on Emperor's RestSleep well daddy E
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>4249253>-Roll d100 for events on Vargerod
>>4249269Inquisitor Reardan of Ordo Heretics purges a divinator-speculator cult on Templos, causing Terran antiques market bubble to burst. While you are protected from most of the results, a major economic ripple shakes Sector economy.Lose 3d10 Wealth.>>4249272While the news are scarce, it seems that the fights on Avignon continue, without any faction consolidating Chaos forces yet. Allegedly, Krah's body, one of the major points of contention, is incinerated by Tarfus the Thrice-Cursed as a show of force. While a strong statement, it only inflames the fighting.>>4249274Emperor's Rest has been dedicating a significant part of their resources over the past decade to fund the commissioning of a capital Imperial vessel. Today, the governor Artor Sanforth announced from Konyota Palace, that Dictator Class Cruiser has arrived from Jupiter itself to join Battlefleet Deus! They have decided to name it:a) Blinding Phoenix - important symbol in Restan myths, considered to bring good luck in battleb) Silver Dragon - alleged name of the first vessel to colonise Emperor's rest, it would lift the planetary spirits for decades to comec) Silent Temple - named after the mysterious Restan order of warrior monks. They will be granted a special chapel onboard the ship
Rolled 9, 4, 8 = 21 (3d10)>>4249301>Lose 3d10 Wealth.
Rolled 6, 5, 7 = 18 (3d10)>>4249301>a) Blinding Phoenix - important symbol in Restan myths, considered to bring good luck in battle>Lose 3d10 Wealth.Rollan
>>4249278A signal is received of the ongoing raid on Vargerod, source - unknown. As squat colonies are not under the Imperial rule, they are more tolerated, than protected. You know for sure that Imperial Navy will not answer the call.Does the Chapter react?a) No, they are not under our protectionb) Squats, as abhumans, are still our distant allies. We might send a token force for diplomatic reasons and ensure that they arrive too late to fightc) Yes, they might not be under Imperial rule, but they are part of Mankind - dispatch the ships
>>4249301>b) Silver Dragon - alleged name of the first vessel to colonise Emperor's rest, it would lift the planetary spirits for decades to come
>>4249306>c) Yes, they might not be under Imperial rule, but they are part of Mankind - dispatch the shipsMy vote.They're on the border with Subsector Mortis. It would be good to be in their good books.The current battlegroup with Chapter Master should head there. Hell it might be the triarchy raiding them.
>>4249301> Silver Dragon - alleged name of the first vessel to colonise Emperor's rest, it would lift the planetary spirits for decades to come
>>4249306>c) Yes, they might not be under Imperial rule, but they are part of Mankind - dispatch the ships
>>4249313It's the right thing to do.
>c) Yes, they might not be under Imperial rule, but they are part of Mankind - dispatch the ships
>>4249312>>4249308>>4249304Silver Dragon now joins the Imperial Navy to protect us all.>>4249317>>4249316>>4249313>>4249332When your decision is announced, there is a joyous celebration among the brothers - they look forward to battle and they are happy to fight for a good cause! [Morale Improves (+1) from Excellent to Heroic]Please list what forces you send and roll:-1d100 - Journey-1d100 - Vargerod
>>4249338I'd say send the forces listed as 'With Chapter Master' here>https://chapterquest.fandom.com/wiki/Current_Chapter_DeploymentsAs the other deployments are still patrolling and keeping watch.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>4249338>>4249259Still have one yearly roll herealso>-1d100 - Vargerod
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>4249338>1d100 - Journey
>>4249345Sure, let's send ourself
+A long awaited reply+Celentis delivered what was promised, you hear back from Wuxide. And from none other, than Adriel herself...>My dear warrior, it seems you have cast a curse on me. Years, which in the past seemed to flow past me like stars in the river, now drag like stones chained behind my back. You have slowed down my perception of time to your human standards and without your presence, that is a truly torturous. However, important reasons have kept me away from you. There is trouble in High Council of the Wuxide and I was needed here. When I heard that you reached out to Wuxide, I took action. I know that your connection will not be understood by either your or my race, but I hope to be able to see you more often now - I have convinced my elders that your warrior clan is the most potent military force on the mon'keigh side of the Sector and that diplomacy and guile is needed to keep you in check. And I have plenty of those to entertain you... I do miss those regicide matches we used to have, and more. Let us meet and discuss which of the futures shall we work towards, for the benefit of your people and mine.
>>4249376Where and when, obviously.
>>4249259Taken, Fate Point burns and Hull no longer carries daemonic wound.Do you want to keep the wound and the new nickname? It will not have mechanic impact and Hull will be ready to fight next year. +Chapter events+Greystorm Rock rock holds a contest of jump-pack combat, with Captain Kay pushing his men of the 7th Company to remain ever battle ready. Unexpectedly, there are some interesting results as one of the recently ascended initiates, Othelion, demonstrates a before unseen prowess with jump-pack, zig-zagging through the air and defeating or evading a whole squad of other brothers... [roll d6]1. Masterfull Gain a new character Othelion with Jump-Pack Skill(+30)2. Amazing! Gain a new character Othelion with Jump-Pack Skill(+30)3. Great! Gain a new character Othelion with Jump-Pack Skill(+30)4. Spectacular! Gain a new character Othelion with Jump-Pack Skill(+30)5. Fantastic! Gain a new character Othelion with Jump-Pack Skill(+30)6. ...his jump-pack explodes and he dies.>>4249364>>4249360>>4249345And thus Chapter Master departs for Vargerod...+Session Over+
>>4249376Let's show her our new moves.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>4249397
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>4249397rollan
>>4249397>Do you want to keep the wound and the new nickname? It will not have mechanic impact and Hull will be ready to fight next year.Sure, it's time somebody picks up Horim's mantle. The Ghosts just aren't the same without a heartless brother amongst them.
>>4249403Reroll granted because reasons
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>4249397Round 2
>>4249413Othelion joins the ranks of the 7th Company and will play a part in the Chapter history... Most likely on a jet-pack!
>>4249225where is the chaosweapon nowVote to dispose of it by giving it, and the intel we gathered to the inquisition
>>4249429Making the Inquisition like us is never a bad idea.
>Brother Lakentos - KIA>Brother Darew - KIA>Brother Xanderos - KIA>Brother Filar - KIAo7Literally one hour in video and gif editors because I didn't know what the fuck I was doing.
Remember to purity check Argos (repeatedly). Since it was a Khorne daemon, we should probably put him through some battle-situations for a while and see if anything acts up even if we find nothing, just to be sure. We could put him on a planet with orks (with a tracker and maybe a bomb, of course, just in case) and see how he fares, but that also seems kinda dangerous.Maybe we can send him to the Gnar elders and see if they can sense corruption in him and test his purity.I don't know, I'm sure we'll figure something out.
>>4249397Lyk wants to know how much geneseed we got out of void squad before their mission. Extracting all mature geneseed was in the mission brief.
>>4251009I bet your siblings hate you
>>4251438now now,be nice to each other(failing that, be nice to me)
>>4251438Kill yourself faggot.
>>4249465Yes but handing the Inquisition a daemon weapon we just happened to "find" isn't that good of an idea either.
>>4254064I'm part of team cleansing man. ^^Maybe Hull can watch and pick up some pointers on how not to get impregnated by a daemonic shaft (of an axe).
>>4254327>impregnated by a daemonic shaft
We've been training our serfs (many of which are rejected applicants who survived but didn't pass the trials) to be able to take up arms when necessary, I suggest we actually give them a fancy name to go by to institutionalize them.Currently the names chat (read: Luigi) came up with are:>Grey Guardiansand>TombguardI like Tombguard, what do other people think? I have a neat idea I'm working on and if everything goes well I'm sure you guys will like it too.
>>4262195erring towards Grey Guard as Tombguard is a bit too Tombstone-specific.
>>4262201I agree but it's also COOLER