Dark Heresy - The Star Rises

Gulliman - Session 20

- We quickly go through film
– Obvious that our surprise really worked in our favour
– Most resistance from rallied squad of Vostrians

- Confirmed Dead – Moustache guy

- Arbites report
– Infiltrators in chutes are being dealt with
– Informed them of Astarties

- Debrief prisoners
– Who are you?
– Coxians
– Loyal to the Emperor
– Why Prisoner
– Betrayed by traitorous wing of Order who wanted to use violence to destabilise spire.
– What were the plans for the traitorous wing?
– Months ago met with a charismatic noble
– Plans was to kill a lot of other nobles
– Plan failed and that caused divisions in the group
– Things got distracted when workers rioted against Lardo Sans – Big spanner in the works
– Coxians had rift when Stroff duellist fought to convict Lardo – (Ravion)
– They don’t actually know what the MW is planning

- Did you sign a document dedication yourself to a higher power?
– They have not
– Never was offered to them
– Brought in by Voestrians
– For Warriors only – Their Operations win

- Going through recovered documents
– Very updated pamphlet
– Attempt to counteract my pamphlet
– Poorly written – Obviously not written by Quailen

- Recruitment book is a chant book for the Eternal Brethren of the Nine Daggers
– Tied to Leitenvays?
– Is a fraternity dedicated to the defence of the Empire “As it should be”
– Nobles are corrupt
– System/Bureaucracy is broken
– Heavy in historical references
– Why did Broken Chain rebellion/crusade end?
– Theories keep going back further and further
– Back to start of Empire
– Emperor is ‘Grand’ figure
– Why did it all fail?
– Lords of Terra are as corrupt as their system
– How did the Imperium get brought low when the Emperor was so powerful and surrounded by the God like Primarchs
– Loyal song to Imperium
– Very repetitive 3 notes in the song
– Like a Hydra that shall strike
– No regular pattern
– 7 sets of 9
– 4 repetition sets
– 3 repetition sets
– Notes in Imperial Morse Code
– Series of Numbers – Universal Grid Coordinates
– Forbidden world – Locked Information – Very far away
– Even my Inquisitor ring is locked out
– A planet that was hit with Exterminartus
– No notes as to why

- I fly material with Posirus to the Tricorn

- Roltus checks radios
– Lots of Imperial Guard war music

- When arriving at the Tricorn we see a Stormshooper ship leave
– Interrogator Sans meets us
– Varrick is on the way with the Sisters
– We discuss documents
– He’ll look into it
– He gives me command of Stormtrooper squad
– He has another in reserve
– Tricorn is kept unaware

We all set up for duel and arrive
– Roltus at HQ
– Posirus and Grace set up on overwatch at 1km away
– Ravion and mself arrive, then the Master of Ceremonies kicks things off
– Lots of things going on
– Ravion introduced around 11am

- I start getting report of Arbites getting killed by a meta-human
– I pass on message to others
– Call in Stormtroopers
– Tell them to pass on info to Starfall, and for Starfall to pass onto High Command
– They launch full attack on all fronts
– Armoured takes mines
– Attack on shipyard

- Ravion’s opponent is introduced
– Omar – Greek, dark complexion
– Respirator on
– Chain Sword
– Bolt Pistol
– Light Carapace – Light armour in general

I detect explosives in the crowd with my Auspex, and move to intercept

Omar planting grenades and running between pillars

Marine continues towards duel, cutting through Arbites to get here.
– Arbite Jason holds him off for a few rounds alone.

I tell Stormtroopers to intercept

Ravion wins the duel

We arrange to draw out the Space Marine
– He doesn’t fall for the trap
– Auspex doesn’t find him

He killed 4 Regulators – Arbites

Scailen-Har assumes control of the Mid-Hive
– Redemptionist doesn’t get to make their move

1,000xp

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Gulliman - Session 19

- Julia organises funding.

- Laserus organises PDF to support Arbites defending the duel.

- Ravion is organising his squad and Posirus to go after Coxian military
– Green Dragon – They are sworn to Dark Gods?
– Posirus and Grace head in early

- Roltus acts as radio ears to organise things
– Hears that Coxians are starting to organise squads at Warehouse 52.
– Warns Starfall of minor rebelling and riots
– They are suppressed
– They are distraction for the PDF to deal with

- Speeches are picked up
– Quailan is for us – Manifest Destiny
– Others disagree
– Undermine current efforts
– Will Master approve?
– Nothing from him all night

- Emperor’s light shines on those who follow the true path of the Nine Heads.
– Hidden frequency – from offworld?
– At 4am
– Have been here for 5 years
– Talking to a Lord?
– Frequency 50.2
– Guy has broad features and moustache
– Asks if 9 heads are in agreement?

- We discuss what this could mean and where they might strike
– After a lot of discussion we still are not sure, so we decide it’s best to prepare as we were, but to be more adaptable

- Posirus reports that a car pulls up, and it’s heavily armoured.
– Massive guards get out – First born? Voustrion
– Massive guy gets out, with a cloak on, Posirus can’t tell whom it is
– Signs Aquilla to someone and goes in
– Master?

- We send Ravion to bed

- Roltus asks me about contacting Posirus, I agree and he contacts him mentally.

- Roltus comes back, discusses the large individual and suggest it might be a Space Marine.
– He contacts Stroff
– I contact Varrick
– He will prepare a retinue of Sisters and wants to know as soon as the Space Marine appears.

- Coxian pushes, but are met with force
– Roltus gives the command to go
– Posirus and Squad hit hard and fast
– With surprise on their sid ehtye take out all internal resistance fairly quickly
– Lots of papers and three prisoners claimed.
– They return in the early morning.

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Gulliman - Session 18

- Posirus kills their top duelist.
– Claims it’s hard
– Comes back with some pictures of some lizards

- Roltus runs war games.
– Figures out what tactical weaknesses are – Radio Comms.

- I arrange leaflet drops, then turn up 20 minutes after the meeting.
– Cleric Giaus is furius
– I intimidate him to shut up and take the challenge to Confessor Anaheim.

- I ‘Convince’ the Coxian guards to let me see Qualian.
– They take me to a radio
– It’s on a mid-band frequency.
– I speak to Qualian, and let him know what’s happening.
– He says he can “Live with it”, but that others may object
– I tell him that it would be a waste of life to fight, and they should pick their fights better.
– I even offer to get them better fighting opportunities.
– He expresses concern that it’s replacing one bad master for another
– I advise him to check the Scailan-Har history
– He warns me to uphold my end of the duel, and I promise him I will.

- Random side note: Gallen?

- Ravion takes me to see the Master of Ceremonies who owns him a favour.
– I present the Duelling Document
– They decide it’s very important and take me to the person in charge.
– They then call house Anaheim, and get get Footman Thomas, who then gets the head of the House.
– We all speak, and he asks why this is being pushed.
– We explain we have recordings of Gaius and (Raptor?) discussing Confessor Anaheim is getting Redemptionists in, which would cause problems meeting the Tithe.
– He is furious to hear this, and agrees to the duel.

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Gulliman - Session 17

- I got to the Tricorn, and get help to figure out the Printers location.
– I guess it’s in the transport yard based on required size and facilities required
– Get told it’s an Anaheim factory, about 35 of them in that area.
– All of them are near highways/main rooms.

- We all meet up and swap notes.

- After Kurt leaves, Stroff leaves to talk to Leitenvays

- We call Varrick
– He confirms records aren’t right
– Obrexius is alive in cell block 2Y56
– Next to Casius Leitenvay

- Anaheim is also contacting Inquisitor Rickus

- I propose to Varrick about giving the Scailen-Har a chance
– He agrees

- Varrick agrees to delay Rickus with Kaedy’s help.

- I tell the others of my plan to set up a duel between Scailen-Har and house Anaheim over all contested Coxian territory.
– They cautiously agree
– They also agree that Ravion would be the best to fight the duel.

- I go off and get Pompei to help me prepare the document.
– He’s nervous about it, until I impress upon him that this is to a historically important document, and that the duel will need a scribe to witness it.
– He becomes quite eager to help out after this.

- I then go to Palace to get it made official.
– Lawance is unavailable, so I meet with Lady Julia instead.
– We discuss the document, and she suggests some improvements
– Such as having the territory bought by Scailen-Har instead of take by force.
– She signs, and then gets a copy made for herself.

- Plan to get Scailen-Har on board.
- Drop pamphlets to Coxians, need to see Quailan

- Quailan is inside Ideological contact.
– He wrote the pamphlets
– Inside the 52nd Anaheim Las factory.

- I contact Starfall for security at tomorrows duel.
– Tell him about Coxian military faction and Redemptionists will want to stop the duel.
– He call for almost all Arbites under his control to prepare.

Concordite Chang – 1st among equals for the Scailen-Har

We discuss, and I convince him that both Arbritator and Stroff have a right to be interested in what is happening.

I show him the document, he is surprised, but willing.
– Ravion has to duel to show he’s good enough.
– He fights their champion to a draw, however they consider it good enough.

They call the Leitenvays and Laserus answers.
– They get Lady Julia involved.
– She admits to channeling funds their way for this deal.
– They has out a deal
– 50% Scailan-Har, 15% Stroff, 15% Leitenvays.

Posirus is working on his Assassination plans
– Gets help from Lady Julia

Rolus is helping work on plan to hold/take the rebelling sector once it’s done.

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Gulliman - Session 16

Note: Stephen didn’t actually attend this session

- Ravion and Posirus finish with Voss and give him two days to think over offer

- Pamphlet confirmed to be written by old missing Inquisitor

- Get to Tricorn
– Others are talking to Varrick
– Aristarcus
– Senior Agent
– Sent to Archridge
– Inquisitor Kaedy
– Has resources on Archridge

- Others researching previous rebellion
– Baron Havalir Saerton Ubrexis
– Official records make no sense being in the Inquisition Vaults
– Was a rebel and heretic
– Planet was Russian style mining world
– Falling behind on tithes
– Payed all he had to help Mechanicus help improve the place
– Made lots of enemies by educating his serfs
– Was the butt of a lot of jokes
– Paid biggest tithe ever, and more after that
– Other nobles hated that people were trained and that people could read
– They were terrified of an uprising
– Queen attacked Baron and his serfs
– Allegations of mutants popped up, but there was no proof
– War broke out, and the Baron won the first few battles
– Baron then his, and started a rebellion group called the “Broken Chains”
– Destroyed mining equipment without injuring anybody
– One year later attacks start to get brutal for no known reason
– Suddenly report ends saying they removed the rebellion
– Only finally cleansed the rebellion 10 years ago
– The Baron made public statements on purpose to prove his was in the right
– The current writings are similar to this, but different enough to not have come from the same person.

- Stroff won’t say anything on the subject
– He looked into business who owns sections in the middle hive.

- Posirus went to Confessor Anaheim to get paper.
- Got stopped by cleric.
- Found out Anaheim is at Elusive palace to see Sector Lord.

- Gius is minor priest
– Very well connected to Anaheim
- Posirus makes friends with him
– Promise to go to front line
- Gets request sent for blessing

- Magistratum Kurt is waiting for group at the Palace
– He’s a cop that Inspects Hive Sections
– Was sent by Voss
– Investigating Coxians
– Has lost 13 informants
– 2 left
– One of which is Voss who used to be a cap
– Under pressure from all sides to deal with Coxians

- Coxians have two wings
– Military wing is primarily off-worlders
– Works with Hydra
– Locals are idelogical wing
– Voss infiltrated, got into a fight, got pulled out, and now won’t go back.
– Has deadman files on Nobles and Gangs if he goes down.
– Redemptionist on their way in.
– Military and Ideological wings don’t get along.

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Gulliman - Session 15

- After some training we are told to focus on the Coxians as our primary threat.

- Review Pamphlet
– Mostly uplifting language about how there are better ways of doing things.
– Improve the conditions of the masses.
– Nobles are the greatest thing holding back the Imperial Tithes
– Very pro-Imperium
– Only fault is that it encourages unrest
– Only slight traces of Heresy
– Sephetus ties
– Feudal harsh mining world – 1930’s Russia
– Notes about old Inquisitor
– Improved conditions of the sector
– Was too lenient on Mutants and was then punished
– Language of Pamphlet matches his teachings
– No mention of Heretics or Mutants

- Just being used to cause unrest? - Or actually wanting to improve things for the masses? - No breach of Imperial Law – Only local laws - Leader could challenge for legal right

- They might have taken weapons during riot
– I’m to check with the Arbites

- They have printing press and ex-guardsman

- Excellent counter Intelligence operations

- Recruit primarily from offworld

- When captured Posirus asked to dedicate his soul to a higher powre

- Great understanding of the local political situation
– Knew Stroff would show mercy

- Orders from Varrick
– Investigate possible Heresy first
– Defusing situations would provide numerous benefits

- Printing press
– Who owns it?
– Several major houses and Administratum

- Option 1: Provocation
– Help Workers
– Remove power from above
- Option 2: Infiltration
– Would take months
- Option 3: Investigation
– Paper from the pamphlets

- Ravion wants to recruit Voss as an agent for the Inquisition.
– Varrick agrees.
– Posirus will go with him.

- Roltus and myself will go to the Administratum to follow the paper.

- Main records are on another planet
– Planet dedicated to containing records
– We stil ljust go to main building on this planet.

- I bring a pre-filled form with my top priority filled out.
– Admin can’t believe everything is filled out.
– I convince him to help out by saying handling the paperwork would be a great Imperial Work.

- Confirmation that Major Houses have printing presses.
– Scribe is called Pompei
– I give him a sample of the Pamphlet
– Top quality paper – Reward Quality
– Should be impossible to produce on mass
– Syntax is impeccable of a very well trained Noble or Scribe.
– Syntax is off, adjectives are off
– Sopherus Seccundus text copied but slightly off
- Few Printing Presses could produce the pamphlet
– Printing press in palace – Lucid palace of the Sector Lord
– Printing press in the Imperial Guard HQ in Hive Sybillis
– One in Elesiarcal Choir in Hive Tarsis
– One is deployable – Owner unknown
– Bought over a Millennia ago – Given to an unknown owner
– Designed for Crusade expansion into this sector
– Brought in from another Sector

- Asked about when paper was issued in the last century that’s unusual from the norm.
– Taken to filling room
– Arguments over right to use Carbon Dating Machine
– I subtly threaten to arrest people, they relent.
– Paper originates from Angavin Crusade
– I gift the sample to Pompei.
- I then ask about the ink, and am taken off to see another Lore master.
– Again all are impressed by the paper.
– Master sends all out, and begins his methodical tests.
– Compares to other types of Ink.
– Not from this sector
– Plant based ink
– Plant – Leafy fern from a far-off deathworld

- Print is new, maybe last few years
– Materials really old though

- We leave, and get told about admins having legal argument about what to do about lack of storage space.
– I give Pompei Starfall’s contact details.

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Gulliman - Session 14

- Trip to moon takes a while.
– Moon is red.
- Two locations, one for the Sisters and one for the Conclave.
– Bastion Surpentis
– Grand ornate construction
– Automated defences and stormtroopers
– Symbol is a chalice

Weird induction ritual
– Knock 3 times
– Hall with cross, two candles, and a chalice
– Ask to explain ourselves
– Wise or Stupid – Wise – Adaptable to change
– Step forward – Chalice fills
– Told to drink
– I drink half before handing it over
– 1st Dictate – Your masters word is law
– Allowed to ignore local law for mission
– 2nd Dictate – Know your duty
– Duty comes first, innocence means nothing
– Asked to punch Ravion, he dodge
– He gets into argument about it, and gets knocked down
– 3rd Dictate – Thou shall not overestimate your own imporatnce
– 4th Dictate – Do not misuse your masters purse, seal, or name
– Leads to corruption
– Asked how we might serve
– 5th Dictate – Seek no reward
– Sho (no idea why I wrote this)
– 6th Dictate – Though shall be glad of you masters punishments
– Builds character

- Chamber lights up
– Surrounded by all of the Inquisitors
– Lord Inquisitor in the Centre
– SKane was asking questions

- Two seals awaiting us
– Welcoming speech
– Grab seals
– Led down corridor by Varrack and Kaede
– Other another end, Varrack jokes to lighten the mood.
– Told Sarx-rein awaits – Another Inquisitor
– We ask about training and knowledge
– Especially Xenos
– Get told yes

- Flown to Sister of Battle Stronghold
– Hex layout
- Met by Sisters who are quiet
- Taken to Sister Sophia
– Greetings
– Varrack asks to see Crone
– Led through combat arena, it’s heavily glyphed
– Led past meditating sisters
– Lift down to basement
– Crone at desk
– Two coups of water.
– Hourglass?
– Crone is old plainly dressed bony woman
– Given 1 hour poison and given access to the Library.
– Look for Xenos knowledge
– Imperium beset by all sides
– Dark Elder only battlefield encounters
– Elders are traitorous scum who manipulate mankind
– Two entities that deal in Xenos Tech
– Serrated Query
– Criminals that are after money above all else
– Feslpar and Kiden have deal with them
– Kaede, Rickus
– Causes war to sell to both sides
– Drugs, weapons, slaves, tech, resources

- Syndicate – The Amaranthine Syndicate
– Just started investigation into them
– Through Kaede’s informants
– Ships that travel far
– Dark reputation, people are scared to cross them
– Other Heresies won’t touch them
– No knowledge on bosses – The Principles
– Ship Captains are glorified runners

Missive from Rickus redemptionists
– Lower hive acolytes
– Says they’ve identified boss of Serrated Query
– He’s called “The Faceless One”

Ravion says information might be in University of Malfey
– On another world
– People terrified of the place
– Even Cultists are scared

We’re given anti-toxin on return
- Ravion asks Crone about his link to Roltus and if it can be used to stop the Tyrant Start
- She goes white eyed and touches Ravion
- All 4 of us appear with Crone in blackness
– She points to door where a little girl is yelling for release
- Hearing Sisters of Battle fighting demons
- We argue about what to do about the girl

Roltus projects voices into our heads
- We suddenly realise how small we are.
– We see the light of the Emperor
- We then see the massive Tyrant Star below us.
– This massive black void of tentacles coming to kill us.
- Posirus freezes in fear.
- Roltus lectures us on the fate of Psykers and how we shouldn’t interfere with the girl.
- We discuss what is happening
- After some debates we hear more fighting which brings us back to the matter at hand
– We hear a monster of some sort nearby
– A boy runs past us and tells us to follow
– Ravion stops, so I do as well
– 5 rounds away we a hoard of demonic cats as big as Lions with strips the colour of the universe
– They’re grabbing at people and vanishing to somewhere
– We continue to flee after the boy
– Boy has rallied more people to follow him
– Priest and little girl
– Emperor Tarot markings – Psyker – Powersword – Boltgun
– Goes to engage Beasts
– Ravion says to flee to better point
– Priest is confused that Ravion & Roltus are there

= Ravion is suddenly also a kid with Inquisitor asked to draw a portal
= Inquisitor draws her weapons
= Pentagram on floor and runes around the portal to contain something
= Inquisitor summons demon
= Ravion – “Aren’t we meant to not do this”
= Inquisitor – During waning of Tyrant Star Demons can be killed permanently
= Inquisitor Adorgen
= Takes out Holy Book of Tech/Magic Images
= Hovers and flips to page of Echabrayanon
= Takes Ravion to draw circle and jump through
= He does so, and is followed by Roltus

- We charge into the room as demon comes through
– Together and surrounded

+ We also experience ourselves fighting with a Space Marine in black armour against Aliens
+ Inquisitor Shoulder, Crossed Hammers
+ With us is also a Guardsman, a Biker, and a Techpriest
+ We’re fighting Dark Elder
+ Demons join in fight against us

- Inquisitor and Demon engage

+ Death Marine charges Demons
+ Guardsman has a metal arm
+ Biker is a female with purple hair

+ Future Ravion guards the Marines back
- Current Ravion frenzies us all

- Current Roltus links our minds for Banishing chant.
+ Future Roltus goes fear demon.

- Current Posirus charges Demon
+ Future Posirus freezes in fear

- Current me charges and his demon
+ Future me shoots at the Dark Elder

- Demon hits us all
+ Dark Elder shoot us

- Current Ravion shoots lighting everywhere
+ Future Ravion protects the Space Marine

- Current Roltus drops links to Posirus and myself, and chants more
+ Future Roltus attacks into the Dark Elder

- Current Posirus shoots the Demon
+ Future Posirus locked up in fear

- Current me backs off and shoots Demon
+ Future me provides cover to biker

- Demon and Inquisitor attack each other

- Current Ravion focuses beam of lightning
+ Future Ravion protects Space Marine

- Current Roltus chants more
+ Future Roltus attacks Dark Elder

- Current Posirus shoots demon setting on fire
+ Future Posirus frozen in fear

- Current me shoots demon for a lot
+ Future me provides covering fire

- Demon flails about
- Inquisitor stabs it in the head

- Current Ravion closes portal and decapitates the demon
– Angry crow screams as it can’t get out of the portal

- We all wake up

- Questioned in detail about the vision
– Taken off for cleansing ritual
– Roltus brought up from planet
– Posirus brought in by force in shock collar

- Questioned further about Adrogen
– She went missing some 600 years ago

- Crone – Diviner – Most powerful Psyker around

- Demon – Neckobrayanan
– Candles flicker at mention of name

- Silver Book – Leba Demonica
– Grey Knights?
– Private knowledge from Varrick and Kaede
– Order of Space Marines, take fight to demons, militant branch of Ordo Malleaus
– Usually memory wipe or purge upon finding out about them

Name of Black Ship – Twilight
– Missing since M41.330

- Final communicator – “I found him at last, it was long overdue. How fitting it was that it would end so near where it began.”

- 600 years ago was the last rise of the Tyrant Start
– Roltus says it is rising again
– No one can explain what it is

- Ravion asks for more info

200xp

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Gulliman - Session 13

Amon = Butler

Ravion tells the others to wait while he heads up to the gantry.
– The others cross to get above the Monitor.
– The Monitor is destroying the Scintary.

- I make it to the ground and start to move towards the Monitor.
– He starts jumping towards me, while the other run to keep up.
- We start blasting at heat other, with my shots barely getting through his field.
– His shots are hurting me, and frying my comms.
- I manage to hold him in combat for long enough that the others are able to move into position.
– The Minitor jumps away, grabbing onto a nearby ladder.
– Muler sees his chance to shoot him, and gets off a hit with the Melta-gun.
– This blows off the Monitor’s arm, which knocks him out.
– He then falls to the ground, some flash goes off softening his fall.

- Roluts stabalies the Monitor
– I get some of the Brotherhood to restrain the Monitor.
– We locate the Spider Harness who is about to dump all of the Molten Steel throughout the factory.
- We evacuate to go meet up with Starfall and his reinforcements
– The harness goes into the hole, followed quickly by the molten metal
– Posirus is running with Amon away until they reach the first relays for the explosives.
- They disable the devices and set up an ambush for the Harness
– After a quick firefight they put it down.
- They continue to travel the tunnel disabling more relays and reach the main mining shaft.
– They block the main entrance with lots of trucks and then drive off.

- Roltus contacts him and we get Starfal to arrange pickup.

- Backup arrives and secures the area.
– After a two day quarantine we are taken for debrief.
– Starfall argues with the Mechanicus
– Makes sure everything is taken by the Inquisition.

- At my recommendation a sweep is made to collect everything from the Monitor, the Face Crucible, and BB
– BB has a lot of different caches of supplies, ID’s, weapons, and train tickets.
– Found more target packs on our group, it looks like a lot has been handed out there.
– Posirus takes the Nomad and some poisons.
– Ravion takes his Bold Pistol.
– We also find a ticket to the lifting cant for after RDX 2-6
– To Kao-Li way out on the fringe

Starfall and Talon both write me a recommendation

Kao-Li is a forbidden world, and the information on it is locked down.

Liquid Core Memory turns out to be clear of AI.
– However it turns out the trains have been used as a way of transporting data.

- Also find more about the AI.
– It needs a stable living host.
– Explains why the Cherogeon’s work was to find a stable host.
– We have the list of the 6 cops they were going to target next.

Logicians don’t smuggle alien tech, they just do body mod.
– They were also trying to find who was actually selling Xeno goods.
– Iocanthus
– Archridge
– They were paid 50,000 just before the satellite went down.
- Comms between Anaheim and the Monitor
– Request to mod collars & get into Cosscarla

- One last order
– Supply Psy mod tech to someone called Lucy

- No Links between Logicians and Hydra

- Lorance takes over to continue investigation


- Laserus joins the Elicians
– Who are reinforced with the leftovers of the Firehawks
- They go off to fight both an Orc Waaarg and some traitor Marines.

- Ravion is allowed to keep his squad

- Posirus will take over BB’s infrastructure, and pretends to be him.
– Will attempt to infiltrate the Logicians.

- Ravion, Roltus, and myself are sent to the moon for more training.
– Official Legate Investigator initiation for Ravion and myself.
– Sisters run tests for Purity.

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Gulliman - Session 12

- Two hour journey through the underhive.
- Arrive at side of mountain, massive refinery.
- Massive build up of steel waiting on train pickup
- Meetup with control barrier around the area setup by Arbites and Scintary
– We pull through and the Brotherhood releases several servo skulls to being scanning

- Posirus and the Butler arrive
– Announce themselves
– Begin sneaking into their building

- Ravion and his men pull up
– Bring along Roltus and Laserus
– They plan their assault and all of us are waiting to move once Posirus reports back.

- Reports that there are several Techpriests inside that appear to be operating machinery.
– There is also a large amount of servo skulls out looking about.
– I inform the Scintary and ask them about it
– They tell us to treat everyone as hostile
– Ravion says not to and that we should check targets
– Laserus starts arguing that they shouldn’t risk it.

- The Brotherhood says their sensors picked up 2 life signs in the building we’re breaching
– As we get ready the door starts to open
– I tell the others our position is given away, so we all declare to breach

- I kick open the door and tell the two to get on the floor
– One turns out to be a scribe who cowers, the other a Techpriest
– The Techpriest attempts to shock us
– Stuns two of us
– I blast him away.
– I attempt to interrogate the scribe
– He’s too panicked to tell me anything
– I manacle him to the outside wall
– Tell the Brotherhood to grab the Cogitator and roll out.

- The other teams breach their buildings
– Before long they encounter several traps of large loads of steal and coal being dropped on them
– The place starts filling with coal dust
– Several squads are killed and start to retreat.

- Ravion, Roltus, and Laserus breach
– Followed by Ravion’s squad
– They spread out and start to clear the place
– Soon they spot the Monitor engaging a squad of Arbitors 300 metres up.
– Ravion and Grace attempt to snipe him
– The rest of them started to make their way up

- The Brotherhood and myself cleared the other building of several Techpriests
– Then we start to head over and up to help engage the Monitor

- The others are not doing well
– The Monitors reflector shield was absorbing all of the shots
- Just as Roltus, Laserus, and the rest of the squad was about to reach him, the Monitor uses a device to jump all the way down to the ground.
– They all start moving down to engage him.
- The Monitor engages Scintary
– The Brotherhood and myself start heading down to the hole in the centre.

- Posirus it turns out is holed up down there with the Butler
– Also waiting to intercept whatever comes down there.

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Gulliman - Session 11

Reinforcements arrive
– Arbitrators
– Inquisition
– Adeptus Mechanicus

Senshal takes over the bomb watch.

They start clearing out the rest of the facility

They stop all trains and search for weapons.
– Transport grinds to a halt.

We are debriefed by Lawrence.
– Mechanicus is angry as hell, but Lawrence puts them in their place.

Hunt for the Monitor is ongoing, but it’s going badly

We are flown back to the fortress and are debriefed further.

At the end of the first day we are congratulated by Starfall and Lawrence.
– They give us a warrant for Enginseer 40317, dead or alive.
– From their perspective they believe it has went well, and the Logicians are on the run.
– One final one with a body, and one AI.

Trains of city set back, trains no longer run on time.

Talonerus seals lower hive to being a man-hunt.
– They do a purge of Servitors
– Prisoners turned into Servitors
– Presgangs taking people of question for Servitors.

Arbites and Mechanicus Scintary are the ones doing the hunt.
– After two weeks they believe he is in the steel press sector.
– Many Scintary die, and some Arbitor to crazed servitors and “Industrial Accidents”

I get promoted for my work in finding the Black Blade.
– Quick promotion ceremony
– New equipment

- Interrogation of F.C. goes well
– He’s very curious of his past.
– Using that and giving him some information about what we did.
– He tells us what he can, but doesn’t know where the Monitor would hide, but does know that Black Blade had a forward arming point at the Central Railway yard.

- I then interrogate the Brotherhood Lejhonjay member
– He tells me about the history of the brotherhood
– How they were once an official regiment
– Then once they tried to overthrow a corrupt lord, but failed to do so
– The lord had them marked as a traitor
– It was eventually sorted out, but due to the way the Imperium handles information their name was permanently marred.
– They decided to disband and then reform as a mercenary company in the Calixis Sector on a Death World.
– They are still very loyal to the Emperor, and accept anyone who is there to wipe their past and start anew.
– They are not happy that they assisted a heretic
– He acted as a Guard Captain to get their help
– I get his Captain’s name – Batrone
– After explaining the situation they agree to help search for the Monitor
– They send the squad we fought with a missile launcher to join us.

- Ravion and myself are then brought before Lawrence
– Who opens up a hologram to Inquisitor Varrack
– We are presented with our new Insignia and offered the position of Legate Investigator
– We accept and then are trained in what we need to know

- Posirus goes off for some sort of Assassination training

- Laserus is recovering from his broken ribs

- Roltus takes Ravion off for something about what happened during their fight

- Roltus later feeds me the financial data he found
– Business holding of the F.C. bought in the Steel Press sector

Roltus calls a meeting between the 5 of us
– Laserus warns both Roltus and Ravion that if they show any demonic possession they’ll be killed.
– After the shock was over they told us how Ravion has turned out to be a latent Psyker.
– Varrack, with pressure from Kaedy, had decided to let him stay.
– Roltus is to watch Ravion, but we are all to watch the both of them.

- We then discuss combat plans to find the Monitor. We have 3 buildings to hit.
– Two Scintary squads per building
– One Arbitor squad per building
– I meet up with the Brotherhood to cover the main building
– Ravion preps his squad to breach a building
– Laserus gets sewer maps
– turns out they lead to some mines where they stopped mining because it was threatening to set off the volcano crust
– Posirus gets teh Butler to join in to help
– Roltus just gears up

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