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#21 Surak

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:00 AM

Session 5 part 3

 

A few hours later they heard a disturbance at the guardhouse. As they began heading towards it to investigate they overheard one of the guards having an argument with someone whose voice they didn’t recognise. After a few moments an absolute giant of a man ducked through the entrance door and headed across the social area to greet them. He was a truly imposing sight, a little over seven feet tall and powerfully built, with not an inch of fat in evidence anywhere on him. He was wearing simple black combat trousers, a plain grey t-shirt, and a rather strange looking weapon harness that was currently empty.

 

The three of them met him in the middle of the social area where he introduced himself;

 

“Well met, I’m Enabran Tain, Mistress Skane’s head of security and life-warden. Judging by the finery you must be Horatio, making you two Stern and Sarvus. If you’d like to follow me we’ve got a little trip to take.”

 

At which point he turned around and walked back through the security checkpoint, collecting the weapons missing from his harness. These turned out to be just as impressive as the man, being a pair of incredible well-made single edged evisceratetors. More impressively Tain seemed to wield the massive chain-blades as a normal man might wield a sword. Returning the blades to their back-scabbards on the harness Tain led them through the Fortress to the landing bays in the fortress roof, and aboard a very sleek gun-cutter.

 

After a rapid ascent to orbit the cutter landed in Horatio’s landing bay and Tain instructed them to follow him as he disembarked. They were greeted at the exit of the landing bay by a detachment of Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, and a servitor that was being remote-controlled by Solar/Imhol from engineering. Solar/Imhol rolled the servitor straight up to Horatio and reported that;

 

“All systems are functioning nominally”

 

This being a pre-arranged signal that Solar was still very much in control of the ships systems

 

Horatio’s reply of;

 

“Thank you; proceed with your normal duties”

 

Meaning that everything was under control and that no action needed taking yet.

 

Whilst this was going on Tain was squaring off with the stormtrooper detail. They had been ordered by Sarcula to accompany Tain and the cell as they travelled around the ship, whereas Skane had ordered Tain to make sure that Sarcula’s people didn’t interfere with the investigation. The confrontation briefly came to blows, or more specifically a blow as Tain knocked the security officer out with a single blow. Before things could escalate further Quint disembarked from the cutter, much to the surprise of the cell as they didn’t know he was aboard, and used the authority of Skane’s rosette to end the matter there. Quint Informed the security detail they weren’t needed as he had brought his own security detail, and dismissed them back to the search. When Horatio asked Quint where his security team was he simply pointed at Tain and walked off.

 

Tain led the party through the ship to Horatio’s office, where Horatio removed his copy of Marr’s orders from his personal safe and presented it to Quint as proof that the cell had been ordered to Sovereign by Marr. Quint then asked to see the items that had been recovered, and if possible meet with the guardians that the team had rescued. Horatio led them down to the Shadowblind hold, and arranged for Solar/Imhol to meet them there with the video evidence from Sovereign. When they reached the cargo decks they found the search parties still going over the holds, but none of them had managed to find the Shadowblind bay. This was probably fortunate for the search parties as Brothers Fenris and Kurro had taken up residence in the hold to continue their duty to guard the items recovered. Horatio opened the hidden cargo hold and once the team had entered closed it again to prevent Sarcula’s people from following them. Tain and Quint were then introduced to brother Kurro, who informed them that brother Fenris would be returning shortly as he had gone to find a drink. Whilst Tain looked around, Quint started going through the video records Solar/Imhol had provided. They were interrupted by the hold door opening and the sound of a commotion in the corridor. It seemed that Sarcula’s people had tried to deny Fenris access to the hold unless he let them in to search it first, needless to say the Space Wolf hadn’t taken this well. With Kurro’s help Fenris forced the search teams to admit they weren’t getting in, and then turned to address Quint. He explained, in very direct terms, that he hadn’t seen the cell doing anything but the Emperors work, admittedly sometimes in a creative way, but certainly nothing heretical. Brother Kurro backed this assessment up, and supplied some of his own gun-sight footage as evidence, and suggested that the situation be resolved as quickly as possible.

 

Taking the evidence he had collected with him, Quint led the group back to the lander and returned to the Inquisitorial fortress on planet. As he returned Stern, Sarvus, and Horatio to the holding wing he told them not to get too comfortable.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:01 AM

Session 5 part 4

 

A few hours later there was another disturbance at the guard house, and sure enough it was Tain. He brought the cell to the main chamber of the fortress where they faced the three investigating Inquisitors, Plume, Skane, and Sarcula. As they entered the chamber the cell were immediately aware that something had changed, as all three Inquisitors looked decidedly unhappy. Skane gestured for the cell to step forward and informed them that she had ended the investigation following the evidence that her people had gathered. She condemned Sarcula for trying to use her and Plume as part of a personal grudge against the cell, and suggested that he should find better use for his time. She also suggested that Plume should do a little more research before escalating matters to an official trial. Skane then issued the cell with new orders;

 

“Once warp travel is possible again you will leave here and travel directly to the Tricorn, where you will turn over ALL of the items you recovered from the planet of Sovereign to the custody of Reliquary 26 for proper cataloguing. This mission is to be carried out under my seal, and supersedes all other orders you are currently following. Any deviation from this order will be considered grounds to re-open this investigation in a much less pleasant manor.”

 

With this Skane dismissed all present, and informed the cell that there ship had been returned to their control. Tain and Quint would return them to orbit and make sure that Sarcula’s men left.

 

As soon as they were clear of the chamber Horatio informed Solar that the cell had been cleared, and asked what Sarcula’s men were doing. A quick check by the Magos revealed that Sarcula’s men were trying to take control of the ship rather than leaving. Solar/Imhol located the Captain in charge of the Stormtrooper detachment, and informed him that the investigation had been concluded. The Captain got confirmation of this from the surface, and then began organising the extraction of his men from the ship. Horatio, Stern, and Sarvus returned with Tain and Quint, who once again had to show Skane’s rosette to finally convince the last of Sarcula’s men to leave. Once they were certain that Sarcula’s men had left, Tain and Quint returned to the surface.

 

After a few hours, when it became clear that warp travel wasn’t going to happen any time soon, the cell began to prepare the ship for combat, including re-supplying the ordinance that had been expended bombarding Sovereign. The cell then received a communication from Skane, as they were stuck in system she had an investigation that she would like to undertake on her behalf.

 

“The Munitorium has been stockpiling supplies within the Hive cities below, mostly moved from vulnerable ships in orbit. We have noticed that a large number of the convoys that pass through one of the outer districts of Capital Spire, on the shortest route from the landing fields to the storage bunkers, are being hijacked by an unknown force. Now this could be local gangs getting opportunistic, but it could also be something far more problematic. Either way I would ask that your cell deploys to the area and restores the Emperors peace so that the supplies can get through.”

 

Needless to say the cell agreed, and Solar, Horatio, Stern and Sarvus deployed to the surface via Aquila.

 

On reaching the surface the cell found themselves in a typical out-hive district, run-down buildings, questionable businesses, and loud bars. After their initial attempts to communicate with the locals showed there to be a higher than normal level of fear in the general population the cell decided to split their lines of investigation. Sarvus and Horatio decided to try and find out what the local gang situation was, whilst Stern and Solar decided to visit the nearest enforcer precinct house.

 

Horatio and Sarvus’s investigation was immediately put on a back foot as Sarvus was still wearing his old Arbitrator carapace, complete with devotional Aquila and symbols of the Adeptus. This caused something of a stir when they walked into the local ganger-bar. Fortunately Horatio managed to call on his knowledge of the less reputable areas of Scintilla and fast-talked them out of a potentially violent problem. He managed this mainly because he had noticed that the population of the bar included members of several different gangs, which should normally lead to rapid violence. As they were all sitting in the same room and not trying to kill each other he came to the conclusion that there was a bigger, common, problem. Asking the barkeep for information turned out to be a painful process, but eventually he managed to convince him that they just wanted to deal with whatever had the district so on edge and then leave again, so the barkeep sent a runner to find out which of the gangs were willing to help.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:01 AM

Session 5 part 5

 

Solar and Stern found the local enforcer precinct about half a mile from the bar, and they made an entrance with impact thanks to Stern being in full Judges carapace. Once they had calmed the desk officer down and he had got the officer in charge of the precinct they started making real progress. According to the enforcers records the munitorium had sent twelve convoys through the district in the last few weeks, and of those twelve only the most recent one – which had a full enforcer escort – got through without incident. All of the convoys were ambush in the same one and a half kilometre section of the district, an area that they had to cross to get from one section of transit way to another after the bridge that used to bypass the district collapsed about sixty years earlier. The enforcers also told Stern that the only reason they hadn’t run escort on all of the convoys is that the munitorium hadn’t informed the precinct that they were passing through the area. Stern and Solar then decided to take their investigation to the nearest munitorium depot. Whilst on route Solar contacted the ship and got his Genator xeno-specialist to research Tyranid behaviour, and to see if the inquisition had any knowledge of possible infiltration methods. The information came back that there were sometimes reports of xenos-human hybrids being found ahead of an assault, and that they might be psychicly linked to each other. With this news Solar prepped his null rod for activation and proceeded into the munitorium office. Having been made aware of the characteristics of the hybrids Solar assessed the queue of drivers waiting for assignment to see if there were any likely candidates. After a detailed visual examination he spotted a potential hybrid in the queue and decided to take him in for questioning and examination. He sent Stern outside to arrange for a lander with a ****** team to come down from orbit and then walked up to the scheduling officer, barging straight to the front of the queue.

 

“I demand that you assign me a driver and vehicle for a priority mechanicus cargo. This driver here will do.” Selecting the potential hybrid from the line “thank you and good day.”

 

At which point Solar promptly walked out with the driver. On the walk to the motor pool at the back of the munitorium building Solar turned on his null rod to see if there was any reaction from the suspect. The driver immediately complained of a sudden headache and a whistling noise, both of which stopped when Solar switched the null rod off. Deciding that he was definitely on to something Solar instructed the driver to head for the landing field outside of the hive, whilst Stern covertly called in the ****** team to meet them on the road out of sight of both the hive and the land field. The ambush was a very effective one, using a Halo barge from Horatio’s ship and an irate Space Wolf. The Halo barge simply dropped onto the road in front of the lorry that Solar and Stern were in with its rear cargo ramp open, giving the driver no choice but to drive straight into the hold. As soon as the barge was visible Solar switched his null rod back on, and once the lorry was on board Fenris removed the driver from the cab. As soon as the Space Wolf had the driver clear of the cab he immediately smashed him head first into the bulkhead of the lander, killing him instantly. Fenris dumped the body on the floor at Solar’s feet and said;

 

“There is some sort of taint on that one Techpriest, he didn’t smell right at all. Be careful when you examine it.”

 

Stern ordered the pilot to head into the wastes around the hive and set down somewhere private so the magos could examine the corpse properly. After a thorough dissection  (with the aid of Fenris’s Frost Axe) Solar found several changes to the corpse, and evidence of xenos infection. Asking the drop ship to return them to the road Stern took the wheel of the lorry and Solar and Fernis jumped in the back as they headed back to the out-hive to join up with Horatio and Sarvus.

 

By this point the messenger had made it back to Horatio, and all but one of the local gangs had agreed to work together to help sort out the hijacking before the munitorium requested more drastic action, which was in no-ones interest. The bar keep remarked that it was funny that the particular gang had refused to help, as it was their territory that the attacks were happening in. This immediately sounds alarm bells with the team, and as soon as the lorry arrived Horatio brought the rest of them upto speed.

 

Needless to say that the sight of a Space Marine certainly calmed the local gangs down a bit.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:02 AM

due to other things happening at the weekend we will not be running a session this week, so expect the next update around the 15th of April

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:39 AM

Sorry for the update taking longer than planned, the real word got in the way again.

 

But here comes session 6

 

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Session 6 Part 1

 

Having amassed the local gangs Horatio and Solar called in the rest of the cell that had remained in orbit, and more servitors. Solar also decided to bring down the cell’s three chimera IFV’s to help supress the gang who they suspected of being infiltrated by the xenos. A quick check with the leaders of the gangs that had agreed to help them identified the territory that the gang under suspicion controlled, an entire neighbourhood of fifteen hab blocks and associated building around an imperial church. The church was quickly identified as the most likely location for the gang’s headquarters and Horatio and Ruby began debating the best way to attack. The allied gangs spread out to form a perimeter around the neighbourhood that they were about to attack, and Horatio and Ruby began debating whether they should hold the gangs on the perimeter to prevent the enemy escaping, or whether they should get the gangs to sweep the neighbourhood as they closed in on the church in the centre. In the end Solar decided that the Mechanicum should lead the way regardless as he had the only three tanks and began advancing.

 

As his tank reached the edge of the neighbourhood he found the road blocked with a ramshackle barricade. Solar ordered the dozer-blade lowered and for the advance to continue, and as the chimera cleared the debris there was a massive explosion as a mine hided in the barricade was setoff. Fortunately the charge wasn’t designed with IFV’s in mind and the damage was superficial. The brief delay whilst Solar checked the tank for damage allowed the rest of the cell to catch up, as they had noticed that the Tech priest had gone off. Solar sent out the servo-skulls that he had brought with him to start searching the surrounding buildings, and Ruby noticed that there was a lot of warp energy emanating from the Church in the centre of the search area. Calling on the original schematics for this area of the out-hive the cell realised that there were at least three subterranean levels to the district they were operating in, a utility level, a mass-transit level, and a service level. Solar conducted an auspex sweep of the area and discovered that there were no life signs on the surface at all. This was soon confirmed by the servo-skulls and gangers that were sent in to clear the buildings.

 

Ruby decided to check the utility level, and promptly used telekinesis to rip a manhole cover and its mounting ring clear out of the floor. After the application of a little firepower to widen the access shaft Ruby climbed on the back of one of Solar’s Praetorians and lowered both of them into the tunnels below. Reaching the bottom of the shaft Ruby discovered that he was in the sewers below the district, and that the five foot diameter pipe ran in line with the surface streets. Ruby decided that he and the Praetorian would sweep the sewer as the rest of the party advanced along the street in case the enemy gang had planted any more traps.

 

As the team and their allies advanced towards the centre of the neighbourhood they realised that the entire area was deserted. The search of the buildings suggesting it had been a rapid evacuation as meals had been left on tables, and other signs of normal life being suddenly interrupted. Fearing an ambush Solar sent his servo-skulls to sweep the centre of the neighbourhood, which is when he discovered that there was something blocking all non-line of sight electronic signals out of the central plaza around the imperial church. Ruby confirmed that the same field also blocked his telepathy into and out of the same area.

 

The team and their allies advanced along the streets to the central plaza, whilst Ruby and the Pretorian shadowed their movements below ground. On reaching the Plaza there was no obvious sign of activity above ground, and below ground Ruby reported that the drains from the church didn’t seem to connect into the main drain at this level. Whilst Ruby and the Praetorian made their way back to the surface the rest of the cell gathered in the back of the Chimera and began debating the best way to proceed. After Ruby joined them they continued to debate until they eventually decided to send some of the gangers forward to see what was in the church itself.

 

The gangers made it to the doors of the church with no problems, however none of them managed to notice that the door was booby-trapped resulting in a large explosion. As the gangers died Ruby felt the strength of the psychic energy saturating the area increase. Deciding that they had waited long enough Solar decided to order the Chimera to advance into the Church itself, expecting to find the renegade gang dug in inside. Crashing through what remained of the door the cell’s Chimera led the charge into the church.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:40 AM

Session 6 Part 2

 

The first thing that they noticed was the complete lack of people inside, the second was the horribly debased statue of the God Emperor standing over the main alter. Instead of one of the approved representations of the Emperor this particular version was notable for having fours arms, a bird-like head, and clawed feet. Solar ordered the Chimera moved deeper into the church and then the cell began to disembark to investigate what other heresies where contained within. As they disembarked Ruby felt a surge of power from the warp and seconds later several daemons manifested within the nave. Ruby managed to identify them from his studies as horrors, wanting the rest of the cell that they had been known to use dark magic. The cell immediately set about sending the daemons back to the warp.

 

The interior of the church suddenly resounded with the sound of combat, with the various members of the cell spreading out to engage different threats.

 

Artemis killed a pink horror and the two blue ones that formed from it. Then another pink horror ran onto her blade, killing itself. She then charged a small group of daemons killing a pink horror and the two blue horrors in that formed from it in seconds.

 

Solar advanced down the centre of the nave, attempting to reach the access to the lower levels. As he advanced he ordered his force of servitors to assist the cell in cleansing the church. Realising that the techpriest would need support Tylo followed him, gunning down a pink horror and the two blue horrors it turned into before following Solar towards the lower levels.

 

Ruby drew his force weapon and charged another group of horrors, destroying all three so completely that they didn’t get chance to split into blue horrors. In the chaos of the general melee two blue horrors attempted to direct warp fire onto Ruby, unfortunately for them he managed to step out of the way and the horrors ended up incinerating each other instead.

 

Stern and the servitors engaged another group of Horrors, with the servitors gunning down the pink horrors and Stern exploding the resulting Blue Horrors with blessed shotgun rounds.

 

At this point Solar reached the door to the crypt and sprinted down the staircase looking for the source of the corruption, with Tylo close behind. As they descended they realised that the staircase was descending far deeper than the crypt should be.

 

As the last of the Horrors were sent back to the warp the debased statue began to animate, eventually manifesting itself as a greater daemon. As the daemon advanced down the nave towards the cell, all of them opened fire on it, including the chimera. The resulting hail of fire proved to be too much for the foul creature sending it back to the warp.

 

As the last echos of gunfire faded within the church Ruby wondered aloud what had happened to Fenris and the gangers that were meant to be following them into the church. At which point the Space Wolf strode through the doors of the church carrying a massive bestial head and covered in gore.

 

“My apologies Mr Rod I was unavoidably delayed by some foul creatures of the dark powers, they met my axe and were found wanting”


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:18 AM

Session 7 Part 1

 

Ruby asked Fenris for a situation report on the Plaza. To which the Space Wolf replied;

 

“We were attacked by the foul servants of the dark powers. Fortunately they seem to have been dispatched for now but there were heavy casualties amongst the gangs. What happened in here?”

 

“There was a situation that has now been dealt with. The tech priest and the new guy are following it up in the basement.”

 

“Very well, I shall hold the church against further incursions whilst you assist the Tech Priest in his investigations.”

 

At which point Fenris strode back out the door.

 

The cell quickly decided to follow Solar and Tylo and try and get to the source of the incursion.

 

Solar reached the bottom of the staircase he had been running down and found himself in a large chamber beneath the church, whatever had originally been in the chamber had been removed to make way for a massive hole in the floor, with two interlinked spiral staircases descending into the darkness. Hearing footsteps behind him Solar took cover in case it was hostile, not realising Tylo was following him. Once Tylo joined Solar in the chamber they both approached the hole in the floor. Deciding that they didn’t have much choice but to continue down they took different staircases and continued on.

 

Solar reached the bottom first, which was odd as he and Tylo had agreed to move at roughly the same speed. He decided to wait and see if there was any sign of the gun slinger before moving on, and dispatched his Servo-skulls to scout out the area. After a minute or so Solar decided to begin exploring the dark room he had arrived in, which appeared to be an old station platform. As he explored the room he noticed signs of recent movement and some strange four-armed statues. After about five minutes Tylo came down the stairwell, and seemed surprised that Solar had made it down and search the room in the time it had taken him to come down the stairs. As Solar had had his null rod active the entire time but Tylo had been limiting his Null effect they decided that the warp might be causing localised effects and as a precaution Tylo turned his limited off. The two of them moved to the nearest statue to get a better look at it. Further examination showed the statue to be of a four-armed creature that mixed some human features with others that were either xenos or daemon in nature. Just as they were turning away to examine the second statue to see if it was the same Solar noticed the statue blink. Stepping rapidly backwards Solar shouted a warning to Tylo and blasted the statue with his plasma pistol. Amazingly the creature managed to avoid most of the plasma blast, it didn’t manage to avoid Tylo’s massively powerful double hot-shot from his laspistols which finally dropped it.

 

The rest of the cell reached the chamber under the church just in time to see the flash of Solar’s plasma pistol discharge light up the stairwell in the floor. Wasting no time Ruby walked off the edge of the hole whilst the rest of the cell ran for the stairs. About halfway down Ruby tried to activate Float, and something from the warp tried to steal his soul. Fortunately Ruby proved more powerful than whatever had attacked his mind, however the feedback caused him to lose control of his fall in a shower of warp lightening. Oblivious to this the rest of the cell reached the bottom to find Solar and Tylo standing over the smoking corpse of some sort of xenos, with five more of them moving in.


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:18 AM

Session 7 Part 2

 

Reacting in an instant Artemis drew her Exitus Rifle and rifled and fired on one of the creatures. To everyone’s amazement the creature managed to twist out of the way of the shot and collided with Stern. Tylo reloaded his spent hot-shot packs with two more and unleashed two more blasts of over-power las into another of the creatures just as it was about to pounce on him. Seeing another closing fast he rolled backwards as he ejected the now spent powercells and slammed home two more.

 

The creature that had reached Stern leapt in the air to cover the final distance, sinking all four of its wickedly taloned upper limbs deep into his chest, shredding his chest-plate and knocking him to the floor. At the same time another creature reached Solar, only to have its frenzy of attacked turned aside by the Tech-priest’s Lumin Shield.

 

At this point Ruby made is reappearance, just getting float stable in time to hit Tylo’s null field and have it turned off completely. Fortunately he had a soft landing as he fell out of the stairwell, landing on top of the creature pinning Stern. Out of reflex he turned his MIU-boltpistol around to see what he had landed on and quickly pumped a bolt into the creature. Seeing that Ruby’s arrival had bought Stern a few seconds but hadn’t killed the creature Solar ignored the creature attacking him and took over Ruby’s MIU to fire a second bolt at the creature, causing it to roll away from his two cell mates and into his own carefully calculated plasma blast.

 

Sarvus fired on the creature attacking Solar, bathing it in las-fire from his Sun Rifle. The intense burst of energy forced the creature to move backwards, removing the immediate threat to the Tech-priest. From his prone position on the floor Stern raised his boarding shotgun one-handed, braced its stock on the floor, and blasted the creature that had just staggered back from Solar to pieces.

 

Acting under Solar’s orders one of the Servo-skulls that had been dispatched to scout out the underground came speeding out of a duct straight into the creature that was still trying to get its hands on Tylo, and although it didn’t manage to injure the beast it did manage to distract it long enough for Artemis to act. Swapping his Exitus for her Xenos Flechette blaster Artemis drew a bead on the now very confused creature and proceeded to pulp it with a single blast. Now free for a moment Tylo noticed Ruby’s presence and re-activated his limiter, knowing the psyker was all but defenceless without his abilities. This proved to be fortunate as the last creature tried to attack Ruby as he was climbing to his feet. Unfortunately for the creature it ran straight onto the psykers force weapon and promptly exploded as Ruby channelled the sheer force of his will through the blade.

 

Now that the immediate threat had passed the team examined the former station properly. They discovered that other than the stairs they had come down there were two other exits from the room, a large tunnel that clearly used to carry the train that serviced the station and a small maintenance corridor in the wall opposite the platform. Artemis heard distinctly non-human sounds echoing up the maintenance corridor and began sneaking forward to investigate.

 

The corridor dropped down below and active railway tunnel and then opened out into a large chamber. Whatever had been in this room had been removed and now the space was dominated by a massive alter. Spread on its back across this alter was an even larger version of the creatures that had attacked the cell in the station, and around the alter stood four hooded figures who were clearly part creature and part human chanting words that seemed to twist the very fabric of reality. Arrayed around the edges of the chamber were dozens of the creatures from the station, mixed in with more human-creature hybrids. After all of this the most shocking aspect to the room was the far wall, which seemed to be made of hundreds, if not thousands of still-living bodies fused together and into the wall. Seeing this Artemis snuck back to the rest of the cell and told them what she had seen.

 

Deciding that the alter was the anchor point for the all the unnatural phenomenon in the area they decided to destroy it as quickly as possible. Ruby called his pre-prepared holdall of grenades and handed it to Artemis, informing her all of the pins were linked to one cord on the top of the bag. Sneaking back to the chamber with the bag, Artemis got ready to slide it as far into the room as she could whilst holding onto the pull-cord on top. As she readied herself for the throw she heard the wall at the other end begin shouting and screeching;

 

“She comes! The murderess; the killer; the shadow; she is here and means to kills us!”

 

Realising the wall was probably talking about her Artemis threw the bag into the room and ran. She just made it to the top of the stairs leading to the station when the grenades detonated. Clearly Ruby had been mixing his grenades for maximum effect, and a mix of plasma, frag, and krak grenades all went off together in a blinding flash, the blast propelling Artemis out of the corridor and onto the platform. Immediately Ruby knew something had gone horribly wrong.


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#29 Surak

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:19 AM

Session 7 Part 3

 

Ruby had felt the deaths of everything in the room through the warp, and at the same time he also felt something in the warp absorbing the souls to strengthen it. It was at that point he realised that a full-blown warp incursion was imminent and rushed into the chamber to see what he could do, followed by Artemis. The rest of the cell took up defensive positions around the tunnel entrance. As they entered the chamber they saw and smelt the corpses of the creatures, blackened and melted by the force of the explosion. Where the wall of flesh had been there was now what looked like a wall of water, gently rippling despite there being no breeze. Beneath the surface for the water shadows could be seen moving, none of them distinct enough to identify. Ruby quickly identified the wall of water as an active warp-portal, most likely to a daemon world in the warp itself.

 

Solar climbed up to the active railway tunnel and connected to its communication system in an attempt to get in touch with the Inquisitorial fortress. Needless to say the puzzled engineer he managed to get in touch with was unable to route his call where he wanted it and Solar returned to the rest of the cell.

 

Deciding that her sanctified blades would probably disrupt the portal Artemis advanced on the portal; as she did so a figure stepped through, a figure all too familiar to the assassin. The figure was that of a hunched medical servitor, but unlike most servitors this one had the glowing eyes of a daemon and floated a few inches off of the floor. Realising that her old foe had returned again Artemis charged, hoping that the third time was the charm. As she hoped the sanctified blades did their job and she was quickly rewarded with the un-earthly scream of the daemons soul being torn from its host-form. As this happened Ruby felt something in the warp catch the daemon’s essence at its point of destruction, and then funnel it into the portal, attempting to make it permanent.

 

Out of desperation Solar and Ruby decided the only thing they had left to see if a big enough explosion would destroy the portal. Calling on his knowledge of sorcery Ruby opened a gate into the bottom of a munitorium petroleum storage tank that Solar identified for him and began flooding the chamber. Solar threw what little sacred machine oil he had with him into the promethium and then began the quickest blessing of the machine god he knew over the rest of it as it flowed in, knowing that at this stage any advantage was worth the effort. Using sorcery so close to an active warp-portal proved to be an unwise choice as something within the warp tried to rip control of the gate away from Ruby. After a titanic struggle between the psyker and the warp entity Ruby finally regain full control and shut down his gateway. He and Artemis then fled the room as Solar sealed with power armour and ignited the promethium.

 

The resulting explosion was massive, destroying the chamber and the rail tunnel above. Solar ended up in the rail tunnel, saved by his dragon-scale armour and a mostly artificial constitution. The rest of the team had been blasted across the platform to the base of the stairwell by the blast, but they were confident that the risk had been worth it as they soon realised that they had communication with Fenris on the surface again. The first message they received from the space wolf was a request for a status update, and to inform them that it was raining fire on the surface. Whilst the team were pondering this they heard the sound of an approaching train in the tunnel above, resulting in a hurried communication from Solar to the engineer to get him to stop the train before it fell in the crater.


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#30 Surak

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:31 AM

Hi all,

 

Session 8's log should hopefully be up this week (as the session was actually played nearly a month ago), and session 9 will be happening on friday.

 

Despite the lack of posts here the campaign is still progressing. Unfortunately it has now entered a massivly political stage with lots of behind the scenes manouvers going on from various players in the group. As they have actually taken the time to do these actions out of sight of the other players in real life as well as in character I have not posted the sessions so as to not spoil the surprise. Needless to say once we get some sort of resolution to the madness I will update the log here accordingly.

 

Regards

 

Surak


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