Captain N. Barrow: Barrow da bess
Rogue Trader GM (GM): I see
MysteryGuy: im here
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Is Mandala invisible again
Jerrick Kamris: and here
Por’la Kel’mara : me and jerry we got this
me and mandy and jerry
we got this
Mordecai: and their friend mordy
Mandala Sigyn: sounds like fun
Space is vast. It would be impossible to cover it all, but that has not stopped 40,000 years of humanity from trying. On your orkified radars you detect pilgrim ships, orbital platforms, fortresses placed at stable positions named after the ancient Terran heathen god Lagrange, and saturn’s moons, all turned into deadly military installations. And of course, the countless armada of Battlefleet Sol and their Imperial Fist back-up moving to blow you out of the sky. The holy wroth of the Imperium of Man has been arrayed against your tiny ship, and their weapons are powering up…
Rogue Trader GM (GM):
Mandala Sigyn: “Inquisitor, now would be a good time to show off that rosary!”
(is anyone else here?)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): (yeah)
Anyone else doing anything?
Por’la Kel’mara : Not being on camera, that woul dbe bad
Mandala Sigyn: If dani isn’t responding, I will
Por’la Kel’mara : karma was afk for coffee
Mandala Sigyn: then I’ll just go ahead
“This is Mandala Sigyn, Navigator for the Barrow Dynasty. I have an Inquisitor on board, escaping from eldar pirates. Do not fire! I repeat, do not fire!”
Harbinger: Does this ork hunk of junk have a vid-caster?
Danielle Seamus: Or is this just audio-only?
Jerrick Kamris: im a radio not public relations
Rogue Trader GM (GM): audio-only
From what Mordecai can tell one of the buttons only exists to play a pre-recorded message of an Ork going “LOOTIN’”
Danielle Seamus: “A Rosette doesn’t have much of an audio component,” Danielle ruminates crossly.
She looks over warily to Mordecai and Jerrick. “I know no one wants to hear this, but I want to try something.”
Jerrick Kamris: Jerrick just sighs.
Officer: “YOUR LIES ONLY COMPOUND YOUR CRIMES, HERETIC. YOUR FAMILIES SHALL BE HUNTED DOWN AND TORTURED FOR YOUR AFFRONT OF INVADING THE HOME OF THE IMPERIUM! AVE IMPERATOR!”
Mandala Sigyn: “Don’t you have a code or something you can use, Dani?”
Danielle Seamus: “Hahaha oh yeah, I have Dracul’s.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Wouldn’t that get us killed faster?”
Danielle Seamus: “Do you want to get blown out of space sooner than later?”
“Ah, you get my meaning.”
“Genetor. Give your Mechanicus identification protocols to Kamris.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Alright, I’ll see if I can get recognized as a Navigator. The Nobilite is still respected here, I think.”
Mordecai: “Understood.” Tell Jerry all that junk.
Danielle Seamus: “Kamris. Call Mars.”
“Tell them we have a live STC. Give them the serial number.”
Jerrick Kamris: “Very well.”
Danielle Seamus: “…let’s see how fast your bosses are, Mordy.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “I hope very fast indeed.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): There’s a hacked laugh from the wounded astartes in the background. “Killed… by an Imperial Fists fleet… never going to live this down in Valhalla…”
Mandala Sigyn: “Or that could work.”
Mordecai: “I enjoy your optimism, Kel’mara.”
Danielle Seamus: “You’re still here, wow.”
Mandala Sigyn: “…The astartes is still alive?”
Danielle Seamus: “Wonders never cease.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Barrow’s new haridresser has already fained.
Mordecai: “Even they should act fast if an STC is involved though.”
rolling 1d100 focus power to send a message to mars with all that stuff and also who’s on board and to tell them to please very much dont kill us all
Danielle Seamus: lmao
Por’la Kel’mara : “I believ eDaneille typically order s”enforced optimism" in situations like this. I was simply ‘jumping the gun’ as the phrase goes!"
rolling 1d100 at least it’s not pushing
Por’la Kel’mara : “Plus, well, we have been in dire straits before. I trust in our resourcefulness.”
Jerrick Kamris: and hey i think we can all deal with the lights turning out for a bit huh
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The ships batteries start firing a salvo of macrocannon shells, detonating closer and closer…
Danielle Seamus: “Lady Sun Lee, I just wanted to say that it’s been a- WHY IS IT DARK”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Until the weapons stop.
Mandala Sigyn: “This is Mandala Sigyn of House Sigyn. The Crown Upon the Throne Shines Forever.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “See? We’re FINE.” The reply is squeaked out from a woefully inadequate hiding place.
Mandala Sigyn: “…Looks like we’re getting out of this alive.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): When the officer’s voice comes back on the vox, he sounds more subdued and disappointed. “Mars wishes to interrogate you, heretics. They also wish you to know that if what you claimed to them is false, the crime is the Exterminatus of your home world. Repent now, so your sins may be cleansed…! Or something.”
Danielle Seamus: “Joke’s on them…!”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “…The ship’s navigator also informs me Sigyn is a dead house. Get better lies!”
Danielle Seamus looks sad.
Mandala Sigyn: “Except for two members, sir. Except for two.”
Danielle Seamus: “So are you dissing Veda or Yantra there?”
Lee: “No offence, but considering what just happened? I would not place a bet on its continuation.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “I’m not sure.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Veda, based on her mutations, is not of my bloodline.”
“But that is a matter for another time.”
“Also, she’s not officially alive.”
Mordecai: “What we say is the truth, therefore we should be fine.”
Jerrick Kamris: Jerrick chuckles at Mordecai’s joke.
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The ships demand that you follow them. It is not phrased as a request.
Danielle Seamus: Engaging engines.
Mordecai: Finally someone appreciates Mordy.
I can’t wait to loot mars.
Danielle Seamus: “THE STEERING WHEEL IS ATTACHED TO THE SHIP BY A BLOCK OF WOOD.”
Jake: “Isn’t it a beaut, Inquisitor?”
Mandala Sigyn: “Orks are not known for their high standards of maintainence.”
Danielle Seamus: “WHY AM I ABLE TO TURN”
Mandala Sigyn: “Shh, Danielle, don’t question the orktech. That makes it finicky.”
Astartes: “Tis heresy to wonder about xenos technology.”
Danielle Seamus: “I’ll show YOU heresy”
Danielle Seamus points to Kel’mara.
Por’la Kel’mara : “;~;”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): ONE SEC DOOR
Mandala Sigyn: “He’s been branded, he’s fine.”
Jerrick Kamris: who could be knocking on our ship all the way out here
It takes half a Terran day to reach the current orbit of the Machine Planet. From the ork’s scanners (read: window), you can see the red hive cities that give the planet it’s name, as well as the space elevators funneling equipment to satellites placed at the edge of the world’s orbits. Your ship is directed to one of them.
Danielle Seamus: “What dizzying array of archeotech be this…?”
“Hey isn’t this the best moment of your life or something silly, Genetor?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Jake is praying in the background, while Sun Lee is looking at her nails.
Mordecai: “It is, yes.”
Danielle Seamus: I’ll also in the trip there ask Jerrick if he could send a message to Terminus Est to Sun Lee’s fleet.
And have them come to Mars.
Mandala Sigyn: “Holy Mars… and now we need to stop it from being destroyed.”
Danielle Seamus: also to OUR FLEET ON PENANCE hahaha knew I was forgetting something
Mordecai: “It does kind of put a damper on the veneration. And worrying about this vessel simply stopping its functioning.”
Jerrick Kamris: ya sure np
Mordecai: someday, equipment
Por’la Kel’mara is marvelling at the cool tech
Rogue Trader GM (GM): kel’mara techuse
Por’la Kel’mara :
rolling 1d100 v 56
Danielle Seamus: phew
Por’la Kel’mara : … i’l fate yolo
rolling 1d100 5 fate base
Danielle Seamus: aaaaaaa
Mordecai: oh god
Por’la Kel’mara : I KNOW EVERYTHING
Harbinger: (“it turns out we’re already dead”)
Mordecai: (the joak was on me the whole time for not being a glorious void resistant machine)
(To Tormak): Kel, some of this technology is more advanced than the Tau Empire’s. How the humans have such advanced technology with their shoddy usual equipment is unknown, but you could do a great boon for the Greater Good if you can steal it.
Rogue Trader GM (GM): In addition, and less secretly, Kel, both you and Mordecai can make out the fact that every innocuous looking vessel in orbit around the Red Planet has their guns aimed at you.
(From Por’la Kel’mara ): “Borrow”
Por’la Kel’mara : "Oh, yes, I know a phrase for this too: ‘Out of the frying pan, and into the fire.’ "
Mordecai: “A perfectly normal response.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Your ship docks, and the ork arilocks slide open. Without you pressing anything.
Danielle Seamus: “I HATE THIS SHIP” Exit hurriedly.
Por’la Kel’mara : hup
Jerrick Kamris: “We should leave the xenos to watch over our, ah, pet,” Jerrick looks to Rith and then the drake.
Mordecai: “At least it waiting until now.” Hup.
Jerrick Kamris: hup
Por’la Kel’mara : stop hupping.
“… oh, riht.”
Kahnak Rith: “That is up to the Inquisitor.”
Por’la Kel’mara : *and not ‘rith’
Danielle Seamus: “…that is if they don’t decide to obliterate the ship as soon as we are off it.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Danielle immediately runs into an array of lights shinging over her body, before a voice in binary intones something, before opening another door to a large chamber with a black-glass curved wall on the opposite side. Several Mechanicum guards that Mordecai knows as Skiitarii are standing at attention, each one wtihout eyes yet their weapons track you as you all enter.
Danielle Seamus: “OH BLOODY ’ELL-”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Rith
what are you doing
Kahnak Rith: Riding Drakey out.
Por’la Kel’mara : well if Rith i bein’ brave I’ll follw. Behind. Rith. In cover. Behind.
Kahnak Rith: Drakey should be good cover
Danielle Seamus: “Mordecai, you can authorize genetor specimens, right? That’s probably a thing or something?”
Mordecai: “Yes, I will have our ‘pet’ brought in as an important subject of study.”
Mordecai will then dole out whatever identification codes he has to the guards.
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The guards do not respond but neither do they fire.
All that happens is the black wall shimmers away to reveal the image of the most modified living creature you have ever seen, no sign of flesh on its face. “THE STC.”
Harbinger: that may not be worth a fear rating in-game but it’s worth one to me irl
Danielle Seamus will use her lightning speed to snap it out of Mordecai’s hand before he can acquiesce.
Mordecai: “…I was not going to give it to them without some exchange, Inquisitor.”
“I have no leaned nothing from you all.”
Danielle Seamus: “GOOD TO KNOW”
Danielle Seamus smiles at the genetor.
Danielle Seamus: “But I’d rather not put your rep on the hook for it when we can do that LATER.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “MOVE IT CLOSER. SCANNING SPIRITS CANNOT REACH IT.”
Mordecai: “…I will let you step forward then.”
Danielle Seamus: “Ah, ah, ah, my logically minded Mechanicus peer. There are protocols to consider aren’t there?”
“…Sigyn, Seneschal, I need your knowledge of protocols.”
Por’la Kel’mara :
rolling 1d100 v 66 i do actually have Admech knowledge
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “YOUR IDENTITY IS UNCONFIRMED. PROTOCOLS ARE IRRELEVANT.”
Por’la Kel’mara :
rolling 1d100 i also have buraeucracy?
rolling 1d100 v 63 what does mordy know about protocols
wait i did actually buy that up
rolling 1d100 vs 75 what does jerrick know about protocols
not more than morde
Rogue Trader GM (GM): There a lot of very meaningful rituals with the transferrance of an STC back to humanity, most of which involve the ritual sacrifice of workers who did not meet their monthly production quota.
Danielle Seamus: “We are emissaries of the illustrious Barrow Dynasty.” Point behind to the Thunder Armor clad Barrow. “Judging from our appearance, you should be able to confirm that from this distance beyond any margin of error that we are the Dynasty retinue.”
“Meaning that we have certain… arrangements with your organization, no?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “…YES. YOUR IDENTITY IS CONFIRMED. YOU HAVE NO POWER UNDER THE TREATY OF OLYMPUS, INQUISITOR, EVEN IF THERE WAS NO WARRANT FOR YOUR ASSASSINATION.”
Danielle Seamus: “Someone please tell me what that is.”
“…the treaty, not the warrant.”
rolling 1d100 what is it
lots of dos
rolling 1d100 what is it
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “….THE TREATY BETWEEN THE MECHANICUM AND BARROW HAS LAID UNFULFILLED> THE JERICHO GATE HAS NOT BEEN DISCOVERED. NEITHER HAS THE BIOLOGICAL MATTER.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “Ohhh, THAT… oh.”
Mordecai: “The Lord Captain did find an apple.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The Treaty of Olympus is the treaty between the Fabricator-General of Mars and the Emperor of Mankind that unified Terra and Mars in the early days of the Imperium.
Danielle Seamus: “Uhhhhhhhh”
(is Mandala afk?)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Basiclaly, it says the forces of the Imperium will not infringe on the territory of the Martians.
In other other words, INQUISITORS GO HOME.
Mordecai: hm, that DOES seem to be exactly what we’re doing
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “…WHERE IS THE ‘APPLE’?”
Danielle Seamus: “MORDECAI YOU ALSO LEARNED OUR PENCHANT FOR GIVING OUT TOO MUCH INFORMATION”
Danielle Seamus : *fistshake*
Mordecai: “It is under my care for further study and reproduction.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “SHOULD YOU PROVIDE IT, THE MECHANICUM WIILL AGREE THAT FURTHER DISCUSSION OF YOUR CONTINUED EXISTENCE IS ADVISABLE.”
Mordecai: “I apologize if I am overstepping my bounds, Inquisitor, but is it not true we should be doing this with as much haste as possible?”
Danielle Seamus: “…perhaps, Mordecai, perhaps.”
“Now hold on a tick, honored representative. I don’t mean to microagress against the Treaty of Olympia or what have you, but the Warrant calls for the delivery of 500,000,000 apples; not one.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “…SEVERAL DEMANDS FROM THE NAVIS NOBILITAE HAVE ARRIVED THAT YOU SHOULD ALL BE EXECUTED.”
“THAT IS TRUE.”
Mandala Sigyn: (sorry about that)
Danielle Seamus: “Which should be logically irrelevant, of course. The treaty, the treaty.”
“I’m so glad I learned about this treaty!”
Mandala Sigyn: “We were on our way to the Jericho Gate, when we were… waylaid.”
Mordecai: “It warms my heart to teach.”
Danielle Seamus: “That being said, we have honored our commitment to you regardless. We have been actively charting that space toward the Gate, and have proof to that effect.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): didn’t Mandala keep her charts
on the Sokourn
oh wait no she sent copies back
Danielle Seamus: “As for the apple… Mordecai, dear, what did the Adeptus Mechanicus do with the last recorded peach in existence?”
Jerrick Kamris: i could also draw out that unconfirmed chart we found on the diamond
if need be
Danielle Seamus: that’s a good point jerry
Mordecai: “I do not like to think about that, but it is indeed the reason that it is extinct.”
Mandala Sigyn: (profit motive for the win)
Danielle Seamus: “Well, there you have it! Logically, we simply *cannot* release the apple to you at this time. To do so would be in violation of the Barrow Dynasty’s commitment of delivering 500,000,000 apples to the Mechanicus!”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Danielle I need a charm check
Danielle Seamus: this is why I wanted mandala to talk
Mandala Sigyn: “Well, I think I know what we’re doing with that garden world now.”
Danielle Seamus: damn you roleplaying
Mordecai: Does my good rep help Dani
Mandala Sigyn: (do you want me to Charm instead?)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Yes
Mandala can make the pitch if she wants!
Danielle Seamus: (oh god yes)
Mordecai: “I had already been formulating plans for reproducing it, yes, we have equipment very suited to it on our fleet.”
Danielle Seamus: *emprah
Jerrick Kamris: “The logical response should be obvious.” (chipping in for an assist)
Mordecai: i can’t actually assist but take my +20 good rep bonus
Rogue Trader GM (GM): I’m going to say you get a +10 for Danielle’s stuff so you don’t need to reiterate that
Mandala Sigyn: k
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “[Binary] RESCIND THE MIND PROBES, SKIITARII. AND STOP THE SERVITOR PROCESS. THEIR EXISTENCE SHALL CONTINUE. LET KNOW HARM COME TO THE BLUE XENOS IN PARTICULAR.”
“YOUR EXISTENCE IS BOUGHT. WHY ARE YOU HERE?”
Danielle Seamus: KNOW HARM
Rogue Trader GM (GM): no*
Por’la Kel’mara : i love polglot can i check to understadnd beepboops
Mandala Sigyn: “Well, that’s a funny story…”
“First, does the word ’C’Tan’ mean anything to you?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “YOU HAVE JUST SIGNED THE DEATH WARRANT OF THESE GUARDS. WASTEFUL. WATCH YOUR TONGUE, NAVIGATOR, OR I WILL GIVE YOUR RIVALS WHAT THEY DESIRE, IN RETURN FOR TRADING CONCESSIONS.”
“YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF TECH-HERESY IS STROUBLING.”
Danielle Seamus: poor skittari-kun
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The Skiitarii do not react to their imminent death.
Mandala Sigyn: “Or you could allow our astropath a moment with their memories. Regardless, everything I’m about to say is astounding tech heresy, so you should probably get them out now so you don’t have to scour them with fire.”
Danielle Seamus: “Well I mean if they’re already going to be scoured anyway, no point in shuffling things around just yet…”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “NO. MIND WIPES ARE ONLY 99.7% EFFICIENT. THEIR DEATHS ARE REQUIRED. BUT CONTINUE.”
Mordecai: “That is thinking efficiently.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Alright, well, currently-excommunicatio hereticus Inquisitor Dracul has been going around collecting shards of one of the C’Tan, in an attempt to revive it. From what we’ve been able to figure out, he’s fairly close to succeeding.”
Danielle Seamus: “Excommunicate Tratoris,” Danielle corrects with the familiarity of someone who’s been branded with it.
Mandala Sigyn: “Well, kind of both.”
“In any event, he believes there’s a shard here on Mars, so he’s on his way to collect.”
Danielle Seamus: “…I’m not sure if that designation has any legal import to the Mechanicus, come to think of it.”
Mordecai: “It is possible he is already here.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “WE RECOGNISE SUCH CONCEITS WHEN IT SUITS US.”
“INTRIGUING. THE MECHANICUS THANKS YOU FOR YOUR WARNING. IN RETURN FOR THE SAFE DELIVERY OF THE STC, YOUR TRANGRESSIONS ARE FORGIVEN. YOU MAY LEAVE.”
Danielle Seamus: “Haha, you guys are all right.”
Mandala Sigyn: “We’re not leaving. Not until Dracul’s head is on a platter, and the C’Tan Shard is broken.”
“However, your cooperation is much appreciated.”
Mordecai: “One of his heads, at least.”
Danielle Seamus leans into Mordecai, suddenly intimidated.
Danielle Seamus: “…he knows about the shard here and isn’t even missing a beat trying to offload us. Who *is* this guy?”
who is this guy
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “..TEN BILLION SKIITARII PATROL THE SURFACE. THE LEGIO TITANICUS BATTLE-DRILLS IN THE CAVERNS BELOW. DOZENS OF MAGOS PRIMES AND THEIR MILLION SERVANTS LIVE AND WORK ON THE PLANET. THE GREATEST TECHNOLOGY OF MANKIND DWELLS HERE.”
“YOU ARE A WOMAN OF AVERAGE HEIGHT WITH A MINOR MUTATION. YOUR SERVICES ARE NOT REQUIRED.”
Harbinger: AVERAGE HEIGHT
Mordecai: wow don’t let him talk about your height that way
Mandala Sigyn: (I have the mutation that makes me big and tall)
(also horribly thin)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Yes
Por’la Kel’mara : (compared to mahcines mb idk)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): You are almost as tall as the Skiitarii warriors
With their biological and mechanical implants
His idea of average mightb e skewed!
Mordecai: well given the average in the ROOM
Mandala Sigyn: “It will not be sufficient. He managed to infiltrate Commoragh and an eldar craftworld, he’ll be able to get in here too.”
Mordecai: it’s accurate
Rogue Trader GM (GM): (GM saving throw~)
rolling 1d100 v 83 admech lore who is this guy
Jerrick Kamris: ugh i gotta look up the logs
Mordecai: “Permission to let him know about the codes Dracul has obtained, Inquisitor?”
Danielle Seamus: “AUGH also granted.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Mordecai, from his augmentation he is at the very least a senior Magos Prime. He may even be an Archimandrite.
Aka the battle commander of Mars.
“THE ELDAR ARE NOTHING COMPARED TO THE MACHINE GOD.”
Mordecai: “We have reason to believe he has acquired the security codes of the Lords Dragon.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Compared to the emperor, he is nothing. However, he managed to take down an astartes in hand-to-hand combat, so I wouldn’t underestimate him.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “BBBBBBBBBBBZZZZZ.”
Danielle Seamus: “Why would you say that with the Astartes right there”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “THE LORDS DRAGON ARE DEAD.”
Mordecai: “I have personally witnessed evidence to their existence in my investigation of the heretek Jevican Draklinus.”
Astartes: “I WAS CAUGHT UNAWARES AND HE CHEATED BY RUNNING AWAY!”
Mordecai: “Whether they are dead or not would not stop the rogue Inquisitor Dracul from obtaining their codes, if they were stored somewhere. I do not think he is the kind of bluff about that.”
Mandala Sigyn: “He’s also one of the most powerful psykers in existence. I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself, Astartes.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): (jerrick, roll me a perception check, +10)
(Same with Mandala)
Mordecai: kind to bluff*
rolling 1d100 vs 62
Mandala Sigyn: (bonus from Heightened Senses (Sight) or (Sound)?)
Jerrick Kamris: 4 dos
Mandala Sigyn: fate
Rogue Trader GM (GM): No, Mandala.
Jerrick. you’re detecting the most subtle mind scan you’ve ever felt.
You can’t even detect the psychic resonance- all you can do is feel parts of your mind working faster than they should be.
Jerrick Kamris: can i tell where it’s coming from
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Yes; towards the Astropath installation orbiting Mars.
Jerrick Kamris: oh
Jerrick suddenly snaps to attention, looking in the direction of the installation. “Someone is scanning our minds.”
Mordecai: “Always this immaterium nonsense.”
Danielle Seamus: “Double AUGH”
Por’la Kel’mara : “I would be surprised if thye weren’t…”
Mandala Sigyn: “Who? Where? I don’t sense anything.”
Jerrick Kamris: “There is an Astropath installation in orbit. It’s coming from there.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “OF COURSE.”
(From Danielle Seamus): assuming you’re rolling secret WP tests for my mental defenses just fyi
(From Danielle Seamus): any time someone fails to read my mind they take backlash damage
(To Danielle Seamus): yes but
(To Danielle Seamus): you’re out of your league
Rogue Trader GM (GM): ./w danielle well I guess I could roll a 100 for them
Por’la Kel’mara :
(From Danielle Seamus): MAYBE I’ll PM you the relevant text
Jerrick Kamris: i did it
Rogue Trader GM (GM): how
Danielle Seamus: it’s just a 100
Por’la Kel’mara : LMAO
Rogue Trader GM (GM): oh
Danielle Seamus: not a d100
Jerrick Kamris: :
Mordecai: : D
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “HOW ELSE WOULD I ASCERTAIN YOUR IDENTITIES?”
“THE SCANNER AS YOU ENTERED ALSO CONFIRMED YOUR GENETIC CODES HAVE NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH> SAVE, PERHAPS, THE BLUE XENOS. IT DOES NOT MATCH OUR GENETIC RECORDS OF TAU SPECIMENTS.”
rolling 1d100 admech lore is this normal
Mandala Sigyn: “That’s… odd.”
Jake: “well that’s uncomofrtable.”
Mordecai: like 6 dos
Rogue Trader GM (GM): No, Mordecai
Por’la Kel’mara : “I assure you, i am quite Tau.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Most mechanicum can’t make astropaths do anything, really, except send mesages.
Mordecai: Whisper to Danielle. “That is not standard protocol at all.”
Danielle Seamus: “I DON’T KNOW IF WHISPERING WILL HELP IF THEY’RE READING OUR MINDS,” Danielle replies as loudly as she can to Mordecai.
Mordecai: “Hm, true.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “Regardless… If you know who we are then you must know what we’ve done and accomplished, and surely then, you would already know the depths and the depravity that Dracul has done. In such a case, could you really risk being wrong on what would happen if Dracul was successful? You would also know that thus far, we’ve been the only ones victiorious against him, and therefore it would only be a good thing to allow us to continue our fight against him…”
Mandala Sigyn: “Indeed. We can help you get rid of him.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “THEY HAVE DONE NO DEEPER PROBES. YOU WOULD HAVE NOTICED BEFORE. THE MECHANICUM HAS NOTICED MANY OTHER CITIZENS HAVE FOOLISH NOTIONS OF ‘PRIVACY’.”
“YOUR HELP IS NOT REQUIRED. THE LAST ‘HELP’ ON OFFICIAL NOTICE… LET US SEE…”
Danielle Seamus: “Privacy begets heresy,” Danielle agrees sagely.
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “THE ADMINSTRATUM HAVE LOST ALL RECORDS OF THE EXISTENCE OF DANIELLE SEAMUS EXCEPT AN EXTERMINATUS ORDER. COMFORTING.”
Danielle Seamus: “:D”
Mordecai: “It is possible that was the only record in the first place.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “YOU ARE NOT HELPING YOUR POSITION.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “It’s obvious that Dracul abused his position to eliminate any records in order to deny you the information you would wish to use to give us the clearance to help. He is capable of no less, but much much more, and worse.”
Mandala Sigyn: “You are overconfident, good sir. Allow us to locate Dracul, and we can prevent a disaster from occurring.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “ALLOW AN INQUISITOR, A XENOS, THE LAST SURVIVOR OF A HOUSE OF ILLREPUTE DOWN ON HOLY MARS.”
Danielle Seamus: “Guys I’m thinking of a plan how do I stop thinking”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “I AM INCAPABLE OF LAUGHTER. BE THANKFUL.”
Mordecai: “I must also bring up that, to my knowledge, mind scanning is not standard protocol for identification. In fact, astropaths rarely can be forced to do anything but send and receive messages for the Mechanicum. That this is occurring is evidence that the heretical rogue Inquisitor Dracul already has his claws dug into Holy Mars.”
Mandala Sigyn: “You can’t, Seamus. Believe me, I’ve tried.”
Danielle Seamus: “Oh, bloody hell.”
Mordecai: god, I’m going to get fired
Por’la Kel’mara : join the club
Mandala Sigyn: “For example, I was trying /not/ to think about that, thank you Mordecai.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “AN INTERESTING PROPOSITION, LITTLE GENETOR.”
(From Danielle Seamus): if I Indomitable Will do I have a puncher’s chance of throwing off the probe?
Mandala Sigyn: “Oh no, he’s interested in something, we really are screwed.”
(From Danielle Seamus): because my thoughts are otherwise going to toss up horribly glaring red flags
(To Danielle Seamus): hmm yeah
(To Danielle Seamus): there’s only so many people in a choir
(To Danielle Seamus): though he DID say there were merely suface probes
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER THEORIES?”
(From Danielle Seamus): I know but if they go for my surface thoughts it’s going to be, ah
(From Danielle Seamus): ‘gonna threaten to destroy the STC’
Mandala Sigyn: “No, that about fits the evidence.”
(To Danielle Seamus): roll it,
(From Danielle Seamus): I mean if that doesn’t throw up red flags no need to WORRY
Mordecai: “That is the only logical conclusion I could draw, given the knowledge of the heretical powers of the Inquisitor.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM):
Mordecai: no sephs
Mandala Sigyn: impressive
Mordecai: that’s a d00
Rogue Trader GM (GM): 65
Danielle Seamus: Indomitable Will of the Inquisition. 01.
Mordecai: Indomitable Will of the Mechanicum. 01.
Danielle Seamus: 10 DoS.
Mandala Sigyn: the fuck?
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “LET ME OFFER A COUNTER THEORY. A NORMAL MECHANICUM TECH-PRIEST COULD NOT COMMAND THE ASTRA TELEPATHICA TO DO ANYTHING, ESPECIALLY NOT WITHOUT NOTICE. A MECHANICUM PRIEST WITH ACCESS TO POLITICAL RESOURCES BEYOND YOUR KEN, HOWEVER, COULD D- THE MIND PROBES HAVE COLLAPSED. ASTROPATH KAMRIS, CEASE!”
rolling 1d100 vs 82 psyniscience what is happening
Rogue Trader GM (GM): There’s a huge spike of psyker feedback coming from someone in your party.
Mordecai: is it me
Danielle Seamus sidles up behind Mordecai and shoves the STC into his Potentia Coil.
Mandala Sigyn: …what
Por’la Kel’mara : ""
Mordecai: oh gosh not right here dani
Jerrick Kamris: “…”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “…”
Por’la Kel’mara : “…”
Danielle Seamus: “Okay, I’ve just about had it with arguing with Dracul’s puppets. So I’ll tell you what, Arch-Magos or whatever you are.”
“Give us the authorization or he’ll destroy the STC.”
Jerrick Kamris: can i tell WHICH member of the party
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Yes
if it wasn’t obvious
it was Dani
Danielle Seamus: “…whether he actually wants to or not, given the energy output that thing usually has in combat.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “YOU WOULD NOT DOOM HUMANITY IN SUCH A WAY!”
Mordecai: “…So much for protecting my status. To protect Holy Mars, so be it.”
Danielle Seamus: “I don’t even know what it DOES”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “IT IS AN STC. TREAD CAREFULLY, INQUISITOR. YOU DO NOT WISH TO MAKE ME YOUR ENEMY. NOT SO SOON AFTER CONVINCING ME TO LET YOU LIVE.”
Danielle Seamus: “You’ll get the STC back, safe and sound. Once we save the Imperium *and* the Mechanicus from Dracul and the Void Dragon.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Can someone fill in the poor clueless Navigator on what’s going on, here?”
Danielle Seamus: “After that, you can do whatever you want with me.”
“I think an Inquisitor should facilitate your ‘trading interests’ quite nicely, no?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “…YOUR REACTION IS FOOLISH. YOUR EMOTIONS ARE CONVINCING YOU TO- I DO NOT HAVE THE PROCESSING POWER TO WASTE ON THIS. YOU WILL PAY FOR WASTING MY TIME, INQUISITOR.”
Danielle Seamus: “I’m threatening the STC to get us access to where we need to go,” Danielle chirps jovially at Mandala.
Mandala Sigyn: "Right, but why was he freaking out in the first place?
Danielle Seamus: “Oh I uh might have broken the mind probe.”
Mandala Sigyn: “…HOW?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “[BINARY] SHUTTLE ACCESS GRANTED TO THESE HERETICS. ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE STC FROM PARTY ONLY TO BE ATTEMPTED IF PERMAMENT LOSS OF STC IS IMPOSSIBLE. AUTHORISATION: FABRICATOR-GENERAL KHARLA.”
Mordecai: thanks carl
Mandala Sigyn: “Funny, you struck me as more of an Allison.”
Danielle Seamus: “They were trying to get into my mind.”
Harbinger: (you understand Binary?)
Danielle Seamus: “I just showed them everything that was inside.”
Mordecai: “We have been granted access. Let us make haste.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “[BINARY] YOU KNOW WHO I AM GENETOR. YOU KNOW YOU ARE TALKING TO A MERE 2% OF MY MENTAL PROCESSING. YOU KNOW MY POWER. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE.”
Mandala Sigyn: (I was making a joke, but I do have Polyglot)
Mordecai: “[Binary]I will do what it necessary to protect Holy Mars. If you cannot see that this is the logical course, then I will prove it through doing it.”
Danielle Seamus: “…we’re going to have to do weapons and equipment OSP.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Yeah, they even stripped me of my weapons… including the sunrifle.” :(
Mordecai: “Oh, right, I have a horrible xenos glaive if you wish to use it, Inquisitor.”
“Well, back on the ship. Details.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “SO BE IT. YOU ARE DECLARED HERE-TEK.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “0_0”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The screen winks out. The skiitarii all collapse like puppets with their strings cut.
Por’la Kel’mara : “I, wh-… what happened?”
Danielle Seamus: “……oh, dear.”
Mordecai: “…Let us get this over with.” Mordy sighs.
Jerrick Kamris: “I thought that went well, all things considered.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Let’s see how hostile they are when we pry a C’Tan out of their archives.”
Mordecai: “We have been granted access. That is what is important. All other things can be dealt with later.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “Probably pretty hostile.”
Danielle Seamus starts walking to the shuttle, before stopping stopping mid-stride.
Mandala Sigyn: “Perhaps. But then I’ll need to deal with the Paternova business, so let’s try not to get excommunicated, shall we?”
Mordecai: “That has worked well so far.”
Danielle Seamus: Her shoulders start to sag heavily as she coughs up smoke… and a bit of blood.
Mandala Sigyn: “Haven’t you gotten your augmented lungs by now, Seamus?”
Mordecai: Clank clank clank back to the shuttle.
or just to the shuttle
Danielle Seamus: “Heh. Never without a moment of levity.”
“Mordecai.” Harbinger waits for a pregnant pause before continuing. “…Jerrick.”
Jerrick Kamris: Jerrick raises an eyebrow. “An apology? From you?”
Mandala Sigyn: “…What’s going on?”
Mordecai: “Unexpected. What brings this on?”
Danielle Seamus: “I… nothing. Nothing at all.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Danielle, after all this time, you want to fuck with us?”
Danielle Seamus: “The thought had crossed my mind.”
Mandala Sigyn: “If you’re gonna open your mouth to say something, then spit out something besides blood, because we do not have time for your dramatics.”
Por’la Kel’mara : "There are many days when I find myself surprised to awake after anight’s sleep.
Danielle Seamus: “I said everything that needed to be said.” The Inquisitor raises an eyebrow. “Shall we?”
“…oh, right, we have our guests.”
Lee: The Rogue Trader shakes her had. “I’m staying. You managed to get me the ire of a High Lord of Terra. or one of her servants at least. Who knows what you’ll manage on the surface?”
Jerrick Kamris: “…Let’s continue, yes. We still have a job to do.”
Mordecai: “I would rather not be branded a heretek for nothing, let us at least paint Holy Mars with the rogue Inquisitor’s blood.”
Danielle Seamus nods. “Your fleet is on its way to reunite with you. You do remember your obligations to the Barrow Dynasty, I trust?”
Danielle Seamus: “Against the odds it may be for them to actually necessitate fulfillment.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “…IF they’re not merely destroyed, yes.”
“Where are you even going? Mars is gigantic. This ‘shard’ could be anywhere!”
Mandala Sigyn: “It will be well protected, by the mechanicum itself. They are corrupted.”
Danielle Seamus: “Genetor, you should be familiar with the signal readings from the last shards we’ve scanned, yes?”
Danielle Seamus: “Okay, next. Jake. You’re not coming with us.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “I love you.”
“I love you always, boss.”
Danielle Seamus: “Shut up. You have one more mission, as routine as it may be.”
“I swear to the Emperor if you botch this I will come back from the Immaterium itself and drag you in to suffer my wrath for all eternity.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “Got it.”
Danielle Seamus ruffles her hair a bit. “There’s… a girl. One who was taken by the Black Ships to become a Sanctioned Psyker. Her name is Abelia.”
Danielle Seamus: “Authorization is Inquisitor Dracul’s. If she survived the process, find her and make sure she’s cared for.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “Alright.”
Danielle Seamus: “That would leave… the Astartes.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Ah yes, the girl who was captured by the tau. I wonder how she’s doing?”
Danielle Seamus: Harbinger looks at the Space Marine. “So. What do *you* want?”
“…for that matter, you got a name?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The half-naked warrior smiles at you. “You pissed in the face of a High Lady of Terra. Ha. Your guts must be threatening to tear out of your stomach.”
“I am Skaldr. I was a Skald. Hence the name.”
Mandala Sigyn: “You are… from Fenris?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “I am a son of Russ, yes, witch.”
Danielle Seamus: “I didn’t KNOW that was the Fabricator-General. :/”
Mandala Sigyn: “We have had previous experience with the Space Wolves chapter. If all goes well, we can get you back to them once all this madness is done.”
“And please do not insult me. I am a Navigator, not some rabble rogue psyker.”
Lee: “I don’t think that was. She would never deign to meet with US. A high-ranked servant. Or a node. You can never tell with priests.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): " Maleficarum is Maleficarum. Call a rock a rock." He shrugs
Danielle Seamus: “You. I like you.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “I am still wounded. Should you wish, I will die on the planet with all of you.”
Danielle Seamus: “YOU WOULDN’T HAPPEN TO BE HIDING A FROST BLADE ON YOUR PERSON SOMEHOW”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “No.”
Danielle Seamus: “…I left my Frost Blade back on the ship.”
“Poor, poor Dreknung.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “Ha. You’re serious. I like… DREKNUNG?”
Por’la Kel’mara : “We all left a great deal on the ship.”
Mandala Sigyn: “And unfortunately, our ship is- I’m assuming that means it’s an important name?”
Danielle Seamus: “Oh does someone actually KNOW what that is? This is better than expected.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The warrior leaps up. “The blade that bit the eye of Halfjord, the Ice Dragon? The decimator of the endless sons?”
Danielle Seamus: “…that could be right!”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “Yes. I have heard of it.” He subsides. “It was given to one of the veterans who joined Father Russ on his saga.”
“You found it.”
Danielle Seamus: “We did it Mandy”
Mandala Sigyn: “…Yes, we did.”
“You won’t like where, though.”
Danielle Seamus: “We were doing so WELL mMandy”
Jerrick Kamris: “We should get going.” Jerrick speaks up quickly.
Mandala Sigyn: “Yes, let’s get on with it.”
rolling 1d100 v 64 Father Russ, is that a priest or something
Mandala Sigyn: “Don’t you marines usually have lots of power armor?”
Harbinger: (Astartes Lore)
Mandala Sigyn: …how could someone /not/ know who Leman Russ is?
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Russ is a son of the Emperor
Mandala Sigyn: they named a tank after him!
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The arverage citizen of the Imperium
Danielle Seamus: this is the Imperium
Rogue Trader GM (GM): know
Por’la Kel’mara : ANYTHING
Mordecai: check your navigator privilege
Danielle Seamus: “Anyway, yeah, come with us. We might find some comically oversized weapons you can use.”
“And by ‘might’ I mean ‘welcome to Mars, the biggest armory in the galaxy’.”
Mandala Sigyn: “We should get ourselves properly equipped before we descend into the depths.”
Jerrick Kamris: “If we can. I don’t expect the mechanicus to be very welcoming, after our entrance.”
Danielle Seamus: “Yeah, unless we can somehow pull a fast one, our best bet may be to just scavenge weapons and equipment at the site.”
Mandala Sigyn: “I am quite skilled at ‘fast ones,’ but if you insist.”
Harbinger: Well what’s the vote, we can do either one
Jerrick Kamris: let’s wing it
Jerrick Kamris: we got weapons and stuff
i’m sure we’ll be FINE
Harbinger: that’s true Mandy can just protect us with her brain fire
Danielle Seamus: INTO THE BREACH
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Your shuttle flies down. Mordecai, roll me a scrutiny check, +30.
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The orkoid shuttle has been unmodified.
Okay roll me a tech-use test then you baby
rolling 1d100 v 93 thx bby
Rogue Trader GM (GM): You’re detecting a similar reading… below the planet’s surface.
Mordecai: just passed scrutiny
wait no, just failed
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Below the biggest hive city on the Red planet, Olympus.
Mordecai: “It is below Olympus.”
Danielle Seamus: “Well, that’s an uneasy coincidence.”
“What’s our point of ingress, you think?”
Jerrick Kamris: “I’ve always wondered what Mars was like,” Jerrick muses as they descend. “Didn’t have much time for sightseeing on my last visit.”
Mordecai: “In any case, we will have to go through the hive itself, to be more specific…”
what kinda check is it to know this junk
Danielle Seamus: “Well. Maybe that’ll give me a chance to change out of this corpse-starch sack, at least.”
Mordecai: is it NAVIGATION?
rolling 1d100 vs 27 is it stellar navigation rolling stellar navigation
i hope its not
Rogue Trader GM (GM): It is not
You’re not in SPACE
Danielle Seamus: “And maybe Sigyn will have an opportunity to ‘pull a fast one’ for us yet.”
Mordecai: is it surface navigation
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Navigate surface if you have somewhere you want to go!
Mordecai: ‘wherever gets underground quickest’
Danielle Seamus: We want to navigate the fastest way to the lowest reaches of the hive that this shuttle can access.
Mordecai: what’s mandy’s base navi surface?
Danielle Seamus: What modifier is that?
Rogue Trader GM (GM): None of you have been here before, so -20
Mordecai: well i know mandy HAS it
so I’m gonna assume assistance
rolling 1d100 v 53 don’t fail me now impatience
Danielle Seamus: I assisted you too
you and rith then
Danielle Seamus: I’m a PILOT
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Your shuttle zooms between what looks like land-based artillery platforms, and smaller arms platforms.
Mordecai: why would a PILOT have navigation SURFACE
Danielle Seamus: *a fake pilot
Jerrick Kamris: that’s crazy talk
Rogue Trader GM (GM): As you reach the bottom, you can see something stride across the little of mars’ natrual ground that remains
Mordecai: it’s dracul
land on him
It is like a dreadnought, but of a size that is almost as immense as an Imperial space vessel. It macrocannon batteries on its arms, and as you fall it tracks you. It has just strode out of a whole in the ground.
Harbinger: a whole
Jerrick Kamris: oh
Mordecai: a whole ground
Rogue Trader GM (GM): *hole
Jerrick Kamris: let’s hijack
Harbinger: that’s not how titans work
It is the most exemplary manifestation of Mechanicum might. It is a Titan.
Mordecai: jerry can i shove you in there
Harbinger: we need a PRINCEPS
Jerrick Kamris: dang
Danielle Seamus: “Whokay I was not expecting THAT.”
Por’la Kel’mara : “That is… why don’t *we* have one yet?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): You can also see the bottom tier of the hive city; there is an opening venting sewage.
Mordecai: “Because tech heresy.”
Danielle Seamus: “Well, it’s a good thing you’re a heretek now!”
Danielle Seamus rubs elbows with Mordecai, then looks awkward.
Mordecai: “Always looking on the bright side.”
Mandala Sigyn: (sorry, got called away for dinner)
“…Are we going to have to fight that thing? Please tell me we don’t have to fight that thing.”
Skaldr: “We can. We would die, but we can.”
Danielle Seamus: “Pretty sure even fully equipped that thing would massacre us. Let’s just try not to get in its way…”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): None of the weapons on anything are currently firing at you.
Danielle Seamus takes the shuttle down toward the hole in the ground, looking to see if that’s a way into the underground catacombs of Mars.
Rogue Trader GM (GM): There is what looks like a holding bay down there.
Agitated Skiitarii spot you from inside, and are shouting commands at each other while cybernetic humanoids look impassively on.
Mandala Sigyn: “What’s the plan, Seamus?”
Por’la Kel’mara : “Don’t we have clearance? .. ish?”
Mordecai: “They are under orders to not attack unless they can retrieve the STC with 100% success.”
Danielle Seamus: “We act neutrally right now, I think is the call. We’ve still got the STC.”
“…try not to let that potentia coil get too hot, Genetor.”
Mordecai: “I will be cautious.”
no luminen bs ;~;
Mandala Sigyn: “Then let’s get the hell down here, see if we can’t lure a few of those skitarii down to help us melt the shard.”
Danielle Seamus: “Speed is of the essence here. For once, our presence shouldn’t be accounted for by Dracul. We can beat him to the punch.”
“We *will* beat him.”
Landing the shuttle.
what is Mars’ atmosphere like
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The shuttle lands on a walkway above three holding spots for titans. Two of them are empty; a scout-class Titan sits below you.
Danielle Seamus: time to suffocate as the hatch pops open against my consent
Rogue Trader GM (GM): A lot of people are wearing breathing equipment or cybernetics, but the laborers are breathing… smei-fine
Jerrick Kamris: semi
Danielle Seamus: well done
Rogue Trader GM (GM): yes
Por’la Kel’mara : ;)
Danielle Seamus: “We’ll still want to see if we can get breathing apparatuses and any radiation protection, if possible.”
“The underbelly of Mars is notoriously inimical to life.”
Mandala Sigyn: “Perhaps I should have invested in power armor after all,” Mandala said.
Mordecai: “That did not help me.”
Danielle Seamus: “Hey, you think you can convince those Skiitarii to give up any breathing equipment?”
“See if they’ve got any anti-rad meds too.”
Mandala Sigyn: “I could try.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The Skiitarii are staring at you, hellguns raised.
Danielle Seamus: “What’s the worst that could happen!?”
Mandala Sigyn: “We die, but what else is new/”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): What do you do?
Mandala Sigyn turns to the skitarii. “Alright, folks, listen up. You just got an order about shooting us if you can extract the STC. We understand you need to follow orders. However, we’re not here to dally about with toys- we are on an important, Emperor-given mission to eradicate an extremely dangerous threat that is extremely close to Holy Terra. I don’t care what your Fabricator-General said, I don’t care what chatter you’ve hear in binary- your existence, and the continuing existence of the Adeptus Mechanicum is dependent on your assistance /right now./ We need breathers, we need radiation protection, we need arms, and we need them RIGHT. NOW. So would you all kindly help us? Or do you want for the real danger to arrive, and see how well your hellguns do?”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Ooh
Harbinger: UNIVERSE OF TEXT
I need an adult
Mandala Sigyn: sorry
Rogue Trader GM (GM): +30 charm
Harbinger: (no it’s actually quite good)
…sigh, spend a fate for an additional DoS
Danielle Seamus: phew good thing you did that
Mandala Sigyn: so 2 DoS
Rogue Trader GM (GM): The Skiitarii are impassive, but a female with strange head enchancements inches forward.
“I… assume if you feel radiation death coming on, you will destroy the STC?”
Mandala Sigyn: “If we feel radiation death coming on, you won’t need to worry about any STCs ever again.”
Harbinger: (“well THAT’S a relief”)
Mandala Sigyn: “In case it wasn’t clear, that’s because Mars would be a pile of irradiated scrap.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “Get them basic equipment. I… cannot authorise the transfer of arms to you. Perhaps it is as you say, but I would die if I did anyway.”
“And if I will die anyway, I prefer not to arm hereteks with my last act.”
Mandala Sigyn: “If you are truly lucky, girl, you will never need to know why we were here. Now move!”
Danielle Seamus: “I’m sure there will be plenty of weapons within anyway. Not that that’s a *good* thing.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): As you are outside the shuttle, you notice the wall at the other end of the bay has a giant symbol of a serpent.
Mordecai: well that could mean anything
Jerrick Kamris: “…Out of curiosity, has anyone else come down here lately?”
Danielle Seamus: “If Dracul’s come through, it’s as likely as not that he wiped the encounter from their memories.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “No.”
Danielle Seamus: “Or data-banks, as it were. We should make haste.”
Mandala Sigyn: “And get something for the Astartes! Emperor, no space marine should ever go without at least his armor and a bolter.”
Danielle Seamus clamps the rebreather onto her face.
Mandala Sigyn closes the personal gellar field around herself.
Danielle Seamus: After popping some rad pills.
Jerrick Kamris: Jerrick gears up too~
Mordecai: SUIT UP
Por’la Kel’mara : transformand roll out
Rogue Trader GM (GM): they’re common quality
Danielle Seamus: you’re common quality
Mandala Sigyn: (sorry I didn’t roll better guys)
Jerrick Kamris: (it’s np)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): They bring the Astartes a small bolt pistol. They seem to like HIM at least.
Danielle Seamus: “I’ll take point.” Move forward and advance into the dungeon.
Mordecai: we still have the greatest weapon of all
Danielle Seamus: …can drakey fit?
Mandala Sigyn: (I assume we’ll be ending this here?)
Danielle Seamus: man I hope drakey can come
that would be HELPFUL
Rogue Trader GM (GM): It looks like he CAN.
Danielle Seamus: ONWARD
Princeps: “Where- where are you going? That is strictly forbidden! Only Magos Primes and above can enter there!”
Danielle Seamus: cheese it
who has deceive
Por’la Kel’mara : i do but i’m
Mordecai: rith does
but she too
is a xenos
Jerrick Kamris: i do but it’s not great
Mandala Sigyn: “We are going to a place of horror and tears. If you wish to follow, come, but do not get in our way. We are doing the Emperor’s work here.”
Danielle Seamus: fineeeeee
“ALSO, WE’RE MAGOS PRIMES, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT.”
Mandala Sigyn: (only Mordy has implants)
Jerrick Kamris: (hey i got implants)
Danielle Seamus: I didn’t say this would be an EASY deceive
also some tech-priests don’t have obvious implants
Mandala Sigyn: (magos primes would)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): -40
Mandala Sigyn: -40 to what?
Danielle Seamus: there’s a FEW that don’t, they’re called…
Rogue Trader GM (GM): Deceive
Mordecai: is it me
Danielle Seamus: Factors of the Lathes
with the Fabricated Flesh trait
that’s what we are countin’ it
also dear emprah +10 fating
Mandala Sigyn: I’m not deceiving
Jerrick Kamris: “It’s true all of it, even the stuff that doesn’t make sense.”
Kahnak Rith: “Would anyone but a Magos Prime bring a xenos down here?”
Jerrick Kamris: assisting
Kahnak Rith: ASSISTING
rolling 1d100 v 53 thanks FRIENDZ
Mandala Sigyn: wow
Danielle Seamus: the power of lying was within us all along
Rogue Trader GM (GM): “But your… wait… hang on…”
Danielle Seamus: literally cheesing it now
into the dungeon
Rogue Trader GM (GM): She stammers and checks momentarily in confusion with the others
Mordecai: clank clank clank
Kahnak Rith: drakey hup
Rogue Trader GM (GM): I need
-60 willp[ower tests
Danielle Seamus: oh my god why
Jerrick Kamris: i
Por’la Kel’mara : owned.
Danielle Seamus: did I use my Indomitable Will
Mordecai: you were
rolling 1d100 c’mon 1
Danielle Seamus: SECOND FATE FOR A +10 INCOMING
Jerrick Kamris: yes what is this from i need to know if any of my resistances apply
Mordecai: FATE TO REROLL
my resistances might MATTER too
Jerrick Kamris: well i’ll toss a fate into a +10 anyway
rolling 1d100 then sort out that stuff later
Mandala Sigyn: (what’s the willpower for?)
Jerrick Kamris: we don’t
Rogue Trader GM (GM): It’s
Mordecai: i should have fated for a +10 TOO aaaa
Rogue Trader GM (GM): religious awe
Jerrick Kamris: oh
Mordecai: im awe
Jerrick Kamris: im awe
rolling 1d100 v 23 that doesn’t even sound like something resistance (psychic) applies to
I will intentionally ignore my roll to be awed
Jerrick Kamris: i wish i didn’t have all this wp damage still :(
Rogue Trader GM (GM): You enter a short tunnel. You can see destroyed weapons in the corridor; hellgun-arrays, disruptor cannons, weapons that Mordecai has only heard rumours off- someone has been through here.
Danielle Seamus: it’s all gone jerry
it’s been half a day
Jerrick Kamris: oh
Danielle Seamus: it heals 1/dhour
Jerrick Kamris: well okay
i thought it took days
Mordecai: 1 per d24
Mandala Sigyn: spending a fate for +10
At the very end of it all is a small chamber; the mechanicum’s sigils have disappeared, revealing what looks like an ancient version of the Aquila. In the middle stands some sort of light projection, of a simple man descended from the deserts of Terra.
Danielle Seamus: I am so glad
I ignored my roll
The mere sight of him makes those of you without strong wills bend knee. His image has been used everywhere across the Imperium.
Mandala Sigyn: (I have one of the highest possible WPs in the game, what the hell)
Rogue Trader GM (GM): *VERY strong wills.
Jerrick Kamris: (same)
Por’la Kel’mara : *or horrible xenos mentalities
Image: . “Tombraider. Cease. You do not know what you do. Stay and listen, for I am your master, the Master of Mankind.”
Rogue Trader GM (GM): END SESSION
Danielle Seamus: emperor PLS
Mordecai: time to fight
Danielle Seamus: don’t order me to do things
Jerrick Kamris: empz
Mordecai: the emprah
Jerrick Kamris: pls
i dont want to give you more body parts :(
Por’la Kel’mara : (“oh thats your emperor? geez the ethereals are way mor eimpressive.”)
Harbinger: (please say that kelly)
Por’la Kel’mara : (i would be dead before the sentence finished.)
Por’la Kel’mara : (“I met the emperor” right up there wih “Kaos is lame, we totally killed Khorne”)
Captain N. Barrow: Barrow da bess