Dark Heresy - The Star Rises

Gulliman - Session 3

After battle we have 3 weeks of recovery
– All of us are suffering some form of PTA

Laserus bonds with the troops more

I am visited by Tannis, and then am moved to Inquisitorial HQ
– Drilled for information for the duration of my recovery

Inquisition group is after Logicians on Fenxworld
– Found cell working on Gene Tech
– They managed to kill them, but not before they released a disease
– 75% of Inquisition group died
– 50,000+ Civilians died, but it’s expected it would have been a lot more without the information we supplied

Info found on head Logicians
– The Curgieon – Our cell killed previously, before I joined them
– The Face Crucible – The Fixer of their group
– Black Blade – Their Assassin
– The Monitor – Their Tech Priest
– They have an Unknown 5th member

Tau Cannon – Investigation shows it was damaged by the Dark Elder

Satellite – Lifting Cant (AI) came from Fenxworld
– Code predates Imperial presence in the area

Pamphlet
– Very well written by someone with serious scholastic teaching

Elysian give out awards
– Armsman saved 2nd Platoon, and saved member almost captured, by acting as leader Lingord
– Elysian’s get fancy banner: Scintilla confrontation
– Ravion formally promoted to Sergeant, gets a medal that lets him Re-roll Command Rolls
– Roltus made a Special Sergeant, gets a medal that lets him Re-roll Command Rolls
– Posirus – Given special Scintilla pin, allows him to re-roll failed pinning rolls
– Myself & Laserus, given an Elysian Purity Seal, gives us Peer: Imperial Guard

Ravion given squad to lead – 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon
– The Survivors
– Armsnan
– Corporal: Ikea Equator
– Two Heavy Weapons guys
– A number of Mortar operators
– One Special Weapons guys

- Given option to spend XP to drop insanity, it doesn’t count towards our total XP spent on our characters rank - Given option to spend XP to boost squad, it doesn’t count towards our total XP spent on our characters rank

After week of training we are met by Starfall

Laserus and myself meet up and get to know each other
– He buys me an Autocannon (Did I mean Autogun?)
– I buy 200 bullets, 40 shells, & 30 manstopper bullets


Parts I don’t know about IC

Laserus has meeting with Lorance to tell him of Confessor Anaheim’s requests, and his plans to oust Lorance.
– Lorance says Anaheim is looking to hide his failures as he wants to be promoted up in charge of another spire
– Lorance’s tell is to scratch metal arm when nervous or lying
– Lorance wants nobles ruling with strength, but with proper procedures & precautions taken
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Leitenheim SPire
– Very corrupt
– No Psykers

Possible to bring Coxians back into the fold
– Loyal to the Empire, just hate nobles
– Possible to bring back into fold using Scailen-Har Agemeni

While this is going on I get a report on our efforts to round up the Van-Saar
– Cornered them in Sector to the North
– Van-Saar are very mobile, and very coordinated
– Abandoned their business to run away
– None surrendered when offered the chance

We all meet up and swap notes
– Debate Logicians or Coaxians as the bigger threat
– Only lead on Logicians is a messenger in a hotel staying at the Eagle’s Talon, but the messages are gene locked
– Coaxians would need a printing press for their pamphlets

- Coaxians being used by House Leitenvay to target house Anaheim - Targeting Confessor because he’s a firebrand

If we use Scailen-Har to provoke printing press, after we find press, they would have to bring out a new copy
– We could track them back to source
– Laserus points out that it might not be updated

Coaxians have possible connection to cult called Hydra
– Hydra are a big spread out Heretical Cult
– 1st was by creature in first rally
– 2nd reference found Vrook that they were cult
– 3rd mention was when group was captured

Stroff gives us civilian pilot to fly us to Gun Metal City
– Pratus flies an RDX26

Laserus gets Trix killed – Driver for Lorance – In riot

I requisition combat shotgun

Pratus is surprised we’re going there
– Comments that at least we’re armed well enough
– Also that violence is up there because of House Warfare

Gun Metal hive is a big hive built on top of a semi-active volcano
– Spire peak over top of mountain
– Still smaller than house Sybillias
– Lots of different spires like needles
– Foundries use heat of Volcano to do work

We land and are directed by local security
– No Imperial badges, GM SS Gun Metal??
– People constantly paranoid, reducing their target profile where possible
– Constant gunfire in distance
– Everything lively & new, not conservative
– Scintilla trying to be like old
– Gun Metal is Gothic, neon lights, angry techno, 90’s Berlin
– No Imperial Markings anywhere

Laserous gets attention as Priest
– Offers of good time
– We notice we’re being tailed
– Posirus gets close to them and hears that multiple groups are setting up to ambush each other over us
– Guy gets us inside a building before fight starts
– Posirus speaks to tail, bad negotiation, House Fogmont, offers us protection at 400 a week
– I call Posirus and tell him to catch up
– We meet up, lots of fighting
– Lampeda House appears & goes on about how bad Fogmonts, offers us free protection, we accept
– We get lost, Lampeda directs us and helps us not get shot

Shot – Marinus
– Is clean, no graffiti, security cameras
– Landmines to direct traffic, signs to warn
– Razzorwire & hidden automated gun in case of Ambush
– Marinus is excited to see us
– He is quite pudgy
– Married to a woman called Tina
– She starts to clean up

Marinus hands over Carapace
– Tells Posirus about his gun being with woman caught up in gang warfare
– Says he has Synthskin available
– Laserus pays in cash, Marinus is shocked
– More so when Posirus puts down his payment

- Sergeant Serchale would like to see us
– Is contact who is fighting gang war

- Meeting with groups old 2-6 gang in 2 days at the Eagle’s Talon
– Marinus tells us barkeep is a reliable messenger, & can do wire deposits
– Marinus offers us a place to stay
– Might be able to rush meeting and bring it forward
– We wait 1 day and it’s sped up
– Telecom system used throughout the city
Serchale: Purple hair, now head of a biker gang
– Tells us the seller of the Nomad riffle seems suspecious

Mechanicus trappings, but not too much around

Eagle’s Talons is a 3 prong bunker
– No weapons, fancy tracking system
– First Drawn – inform Laserus of rule : Metal-arm is equivalent of a knife
– Gang is impressed by us
– Another gang in there glaring at us
– Serchale offers us 250 to take out that gang leader
2-6 Marinus, Serchale, Mouse

Mal Mo Gene – Ex-guard Captain – In Charge – Quite charming

World Scintilla – Hive Sybilis

Mal Mo Gene
– Tells us to be careful of Nobles, the are proficient backstabbers
– Warns again to be careful of seller of Nomad rifle
– Likely ex-assassin trying to ditch their gun
– Tries to get us to sell him information that we got from the satellite

- Spoke to Mal about getting Exotic off-world stuff
– We carefully dance around the subject
– He will trade stuff for satellite recording
– Eventually I tell him that I am on retainer for House Stroph, and am trying to understand what sort of threat they’re up against
– He agrees, and we agree to discuss later
– He then hands us address with contact for rifle

Posirus goes up to fancy apartment for trade
– Gets ambushed in room – facing out window & gets shot from the rear
– Posirus dives into kitchen, gets shot anyway
– Starts running down stairs, gets shot again
– We are on elevator up, stop to get out and meet up
– Ravion waves down armoured taxi
– We all dash into the taxi

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Gulliman - Session 2

Laserus sent to stop riot, instead caused it to get worse and get himself kidnapped.
– Corrupt factory Lardo Sans owner, who paid off church, workers rebelled
– Laserus offered to take Lardo to trial, but workers thought Ecclesiarcy were just protecting their own
– Thrown into detention

Our group tries to sneak in & investigate, plus rescue if possible.
– Roltus & Ravion get captured
– Rioters have very good information network
– Posirus beats up commoner and exchanges him as himself to get to Coxians
– Got pamphlet with convincing and in-house information
– Others interrogated, and forced to give over information about Lorance
– Laserus did a rant about the poor, which Coxiansrecorded & used to divide others
– Ravion agreed to duel to the death with a Coxian as a way of proving groups innocence
– Ravion easily won &the group was released

I’m mopping up COrscala division
– Trying to investigate and interrogate
– Medical attention given to those who surrended
– Those that didn’t surrender are executed

Day 1
- Pulse Cannon was already damaged
– Likely recovered from a battlefield & was repaired
– Was damaged by antoher Xeno weapon
- Set two skilled Interrogaters on captured Van-Saar
- Set lock down on Van-Saar territory
– For later – Snitches, Bounty
- Offer deal to other captured gangers for info on Van-Saar

Interrogation results
– Some guy arrived from Necromunda and started Van-Saar
– Logiticians acquire Xeno tech & modify it for human use
– Also trades in high quality drugs
– They buy from another group in Gun Metal City

Day 2
- From Captured Ganger
– Gang leader woman with gun hands had went to Gun Metal city to purchase upgrades
– Ogrings were only ones who went with her

Day 3
- Meet up with others who had just been released and we swappend notes
– Laserus was gien orders by high up Ecclesiarcy member
– Confessor Anaheim
– Was being paid off by Lardo Sans
– Says Lorance is being too soft & wants Heritics all killed
– Laserus talked him down to only killing leaders
– Told to burn all heretical information

Went into Inquisition building to find out about Satalite
– Map with models, unknown threat attacking
– Satalite was a red brick in a Valley
– Several detachments guarding it
– They are being attacked by more enemy detachments

Ravion took Valkyrie out, we went with him
- Drop Roltus & Laserus in centre to hold
- We fly around supporting
– Take down 3 skiffs, and kill infantry
– Save centre easily
– Shot down saving Southern Flank
– Survive crash with Ravion, Posirus, & the pilot Yannis
– Other gunner Leo dies in crash
– Hold off approaching squad
– Skiff appears
– I get location and Yannis transmits
– Artillary scares them off
– We take down skiff and they get final shot off which almost kills me
– Yannis saves me, then we all get saved.

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Gulliman - Session 1

Backstory
My world – Arckridge – Fuedal German World
Nobles causing long war – War of the Roses
Two noble daughters who both start with Rose in will.

Game Start – Hive Sybilis

Tricon – Inquisitorial Palace in Sybilis

Inquisitor Varrick – Hero of the Imperium
Lost mobility fighting Dark Elder Pirates

I’m under Arbritrator Starfall
He gave me the following advice:
– Avoid Inquisitorial Politics
– Focus on my case
– Keep a will handy

Meeting with Varrick, and Lord Lorance
– Debrief about Accolyte Success
– Witch Hunter – Kaedy
– Crazy Ukranian Accolyte – On journey after another cell

Serrated Query Narco gang – Xenotech – link to Gunmetal City

Us – Confirmed targets have biometric courrior service to Gunmetal
– Logicians

Possible joining of smugglers & Logicians?

Varrick wants to go to Gunmetal and take us.

Us – Interrogated local gang leader Voss – Confirmed biometric messaging service
– He’s terrified of going to Loufe – Death by Cultists

Xenotech trade rare in Sybilis, mostly done in hive Tarsis

AI attempt to infiltrate Navy
– Shows they might have other powers
– Small groups need ananimity

Old? – Found body with chest smuggling cavity
– Bioscans implemented and turned up nothing

Since AI – Communications lost with Communication Post
– About to crash into planet in 1 week since briefing

Plan: Warn Voss of sweep
– “Auction” off Corscalla to gang leaders
– Corscalla as meeting place
– Corscalla Hotel
– Rultus and Posirus will take pictures and plan assault
– Myself and Ravion will set up meeting
– Ravion has Mercenary ID
– Factory Manager ID for myself

Laurant mobilises Elesians
Starfall mobilises Arbites

Varrick takes me off with others, enters my name into Accolyte book.

I am then given the papers for the Scailen-Har conglomerate who bought out Corscalla.

- Laserus sent to stabalise riots
- We take train down the Hive track all the way to the end.
– I’m in civies, mail vest under clothes.

- Posirus off getting sniper positions.
- Isend Rultus off to take pictures for Business
- Ravion leads me to the hotel
– Run by bald drug adict
– Sent wife to show off conference room
– After showing me the ‘Pent House’ Ihire both rooms plus offer twice again if they make sure it goes smoothly
– Dinner Itell owner of plan to invite gangs for meeting

Have to track funds given to me for mission
120 Gelts
- 7 Gelts for rooms
- 66 gelts for food and cook
- 20 gelts for Tables & Chair
- 20 gelts for Meeting Food

Day 2
- Travel to next section, not as bad off, more gothic and slightly better well kept
- Inquiry roll, found out about Braking Saints
– Women in armour questions my motives
– Iconvince her of stated motives
– Get two gangs interested – Ogrins and Van-Sarr
– Hire cook and get food for 2 for the next 6 days
– Gangs take over Corscalla – People actually start leaving
Day 3 & 4 get more Gang invited and turning up

Day 5 get equipment for conference room
– Chair and table for myself, chairs for gang Leaders

Day 6 – Ghost town except for gangers
– Awkward lunch – First drawn & Bard rules called
– Meeting starts well, but escalates quickly

Corscalla torn apart, a lot of gangers killed, only 1 of our men lost.
– Van-Sarr got away.

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