Dark Heresy - The Star Rises

Gulliman - Session 6

Non-Sold App
– In non-descript area in South Gun Metal
– Away from Volcano
– 2 weeks from being sold on

F.C. has hired brotherhood 2 months ago
– Bought Noman 3 months ago

Other F.C. have been paying money to Guard
– Mostly to Quarter Masters

M.F.C. charted lifting cant to Fenxworld
– Other F.C. charted it back

F.C.’s get orders from lots of different sources
– Put together into one big order
– Buys from one source – Seller called Q
– Then puts 30-40% markup and sells on to those that placed order

Bring in Eagle’s Talon owner to Inquisition?
– Marry owner into Nobility and make bank world wide?

After Raid
– Go to Gun Contact on Gun Metal
– He’s not there

Call Provost, find out they have rooms
– Go to medieval fortress made of rockcrete
– Big clearing around it
– Wrecks scattered around from previous fights as warning
– Servo Skulls scan cars as they go by
– Checkpoint with Heavy Bolter waiting for us

We’re let in
- Actual drawbridge and portcullis
- 5 Chimeras inside of door to left
- On right is smithy/techpriest workshop & barracks
- Men on walls

We sleep for the night
- Myself, Roltus, & Ravion get up early
– Weapon check
– Guard Squad ask questions about mission
– Roltus wakes up Posirus & Laserus
– Laserus tries to call shop – No answer
– Ravion calls bikers – They hang up

We speak to Talonerus
- I find out that there is a tunnel out of there
- Argue about plan for ages

Decide we’ll try to snatch and grab
- Arbites will come later to support on train
- Roltus and Posirus will sneak up and scout
- Guard hate plan, I can’t blame them

We leave through junkyard
- People manning it are obviously Arbites

We catch train up
- Laserus preaches on the way up

We arrive
- Very different to the rest of the hive
- Almost urban in feel, but with apartments
- I get in line for phone

Roltus and men set up overwatch over building
- Grace, sniper, sets up on top of building

Laserous starts preaching at market

Posirus & Roltus go into apartment building
- Guard at front lets them in
- At apartment Roltus sense no life
– Life in apartment across from it
- Posirus questions them
– Apartment only has people there at night, hears pipes
- Spots kid keeping watch on apartment
– Posirus and Roltus sneak up
- Grace spots people in apartments above and below
- Posirus tries door, but it’s bolted from the inside
- We decide to sneak in without backup
– I call Gun Contact to fake bad call
- Posirus and Roltus head to roof
– Posirus goes down pipes

Satellite name RDX2-6

Room
- Mag lock on door
- Camera & IR Sensor
– Both linked to Cogitator – Burnt Ground strategy?

Roltus casts white noise
- Echos and kills plants
- Leave toilet
– Large table
– Wall full of stuff
– Pictures and strings – Figuring out wall
– Roltus takes pictures
– Centre of wall – requisition form to access RDX2-6
– Debriefs from all survivors – even Guard Debriefs
– Stuff on other PC’s
– Especially house Stroff
– Who is linked to who
– Security pics from Hive Sybilis from Assassination plot

Posirus searches room
- Standard Guard Rifle under bed
- False pannel with money in draws
- Hair and other items around
- 2 Guard Captain uniforms in cupboard
- 3 canisters of Saren-gas in pannel
– Linked to door, IR Sensor, & Cogitator
- Cogitator takes outside call
– Possible call to prevent explosion

Roltus starts going through research
Ravion and men pull back
Laserus starts trying to find local priest

I head back 1 station
- Find place to make private call
- Tell Starfall everything
– Ask for bomb specialist – 40 minutes away
– Arbites also ready on bikes

I head back to others

Research
- Kill packs for each member of the team
– Evidence that multiple have been handed out already
– Ambush plans are in there as well

When I get back
- Plan to get bomb tech in as a laid off worker here to stat with a friend
- Laserus gets room at Inn
- Rest of us wait around
- Tech arrives, gets in and starts to work
– 2.5 hours later he breaks the connection to the detonators
– Put under bed saren-gas
– Bomb-tech grabs Lasgun, breaks chair for more weapons

Guards have 3 hour shift, turns out there’s 10 more at the Inn
- I wait at the Train Station
- Laserous might have been compromised
– Goes to his room

Assassin is heard coming down
- I call Starfall, he gives us a 5 minutes ETA

Combat
- Captain Mal Mo Gene enters
- Roltus & Posirus throw flashbangs
- Bomb Tech charges & hits
- Posirus charages & hits
- Ravion shoots grenade at top guards & misses
- Grace shoots and kills a guard
- Roltus charges and hits
- Laserus prepares for ambush in room
- I run
- Bomb Tech & Roltus miss
- Posirus hits & does nothing
- Ravion hits with grenade & does nothing
- Our guardsman shoot down their guards
- I run
- Guys burst into Laserus’ room
– Door burst & Flash bang – Laserus 5 rounds of blindness
– Shoots flame at door – hits
– They shoot back and miss
- Guards shoot at Ravion & miss
- Posirus hits Mal Mo Gene in head
- Ravion blows up a guy
- Our men miss
- Roltus knocks out guy with head hit
- Bomb Tech pins guy before auto-stimms kick in
- Laserus shoots back and misses
- I run
- Guards shoot at Ravion, he dodges
– Our men dodge as well
- Posirus tapes up Mal Mo Gene
- Ravion starts heading down to Laserus, will take 5 rounds
- Roltus strips Mal Mo Gene of his possessions
- Laserus gets shot up
- Our guys kill their guys
- Roltus continues to search guy
- I arrive and get shot at, just manage to dodge
- Laserus pulls flamer and kills 2
- Then gets hit twice, but still is up
- Posirus continues taping
- Ravion is running
- Roltus continues searching
- I take cover and do suppressing fire
- I get hit in the head badly
- Guard fail to find my assailants
- I pop smoke and take heavy cover
- Ravion reaches Inn
- Their men shoot at and miss ours
- I run to apartment block
- Roltus finds cyanide capsule in Mal Mo Gene’s tooth
- Laserus burns another to death
- Posirus manacles Mal Mo Gene’s arms to his legs (Hog Tie)
- Ravion shoots one of Laserus’ assailants in the back
- They shoot at Laserus, he dodges
- I shoot at them and miss
- They suppress me
- Ravion misses other assailants
- He hits Ravion back
- Laserus kills another, last guy surrenders
– Taken prisoner
– All others get away

Place is cleared, Arbites rock up, and secure place with Starfall. They do investigation of area.

We get all of Mal Mo Gene’s plans, the Seran-gas, Cogitator, Mal Mo Gene himself, another prisoner, a Datastick, and a Notebook
- 5 get away

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Gulliman - Session 5

- Tried to sneak up on Signiture
– Failed horribly
- Approach corner, hear them speaking in off world dialect
– Others are 2 minutes away
- Peer around the corner – See 2 Armoured Trucks
– Green Beret – Sword held by Winged Arm
– Brotherhood Latronjae – Guard Mercenaries
– Advised to fall back
– They throw in Flash Bangs
– I fire suppressing fire back
– They get in trucks and drive off
– I get in car and follow
– Others move to intercept
– Follow to Heavy Fortress place near markets
– I wait for others to arrive
- Arbites pull up in Chimeras, Leader demands their gang leader, Napolutanus, to evacuate.
– Fires warning shots until he does
- People leave building
- Arbite leader uses Auspex and finds trucks are booby trapped
– Everyone pulls back
– We agree Vehicles are a lost cause
- Napolutanus says he hired out stronghold to brotherhood
– Normally good customers
– Napolutanus shrugs when we tell him and his men are to be taken in for questioning
– We send in Robots to investigate bombs
– They explode and take out fortress
– We begin investigating ruins

Arbites Leader – Provost Talonerus
– Very combat capable
– Not that great at investigation
- Roltus & Ravion join team in sewers
- I ask staff at apartments involved are to be detained
- I then ask to call in Starfall and his investigation team
– Given permission
- R&R find 3 tunnles – One to Ocean, one to City, one to Volcano
– Head to Volcano
- I speak to Starfall & he agrees to come over with team
– Also says I can bring Talonerus up to speed on matters
- Send Laserus to investigate apartments
- Give Posirus details on Assassin Ammo – Ask him to Investigate

Rooms
– Fenix Cane, F.C., Francis Constollation
– All done through wire transfer from Eagle’s Talon
– Booked a week ago – For a month
– First entry 3 days ago
– Vid feed of guy will need to be transferred later

I bring Talonerus up to speed
– Calls over Mechanicus to conversion – Engineer Wright
– Turns out Eagles Talon runs message and wire transfers

- Team agrees to meetup
– Starfall arrives with CSI team
– Meets Talonerus – Mutual Respect
– Round Table

- Posirus hands blood sample to medical servitor

Round Table
– Us, Starfall, Provost Erus

Pictures from apartments
– Different every room
– Disguised face in every room
– Final Day – Up armoured Guardsman

Logicians
– End Goal – Kick out Imperium

Today’s ambush – Revenge or because we were too close?

Brotherhood
– Known in Sector in 3rd hive
– Keeps client at Arms Length

Gun
– Meeting down in Eagle’s Talon
– Guy hid his face
– Biker gang address – Sachel

Plan is to send Roltus & Posirus to sneak in
– We prepare to Assault just in case

I plant ideas out in the public that two families are challenging each other to duels over killings and contracts
– Laserus agrees to turn up and watch duels

We have blackout arranged for area

Goes off – all data on F.C. aliases stolen
– Includes bio-metric data
– 13 aliases in total

On F.C. bought three apartments around town
– Sold on half a year later each time

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Gulliman - Session 4

- Once we’re in the taxi the shooting stops
– We leave through defensive perimeter of the hotel grounds

Engagement distance over 1km
– Who hired penthouse?
– High level of training
– Ambush point planned out well
– Knew Posirus was a Stroph

Truck stops and bomb goes off just missing us
– Posirus gets stunned for 3 rounds, Laserus gets stunned for 5 rounds, and I get stunned for 13 rounds
– Ravion unbuckles us all
– Roltus opens the back door and avoids suppressing fire
– Ravion jabs me with a Stimm
– Roltus unleashes Psykic scream, which breaks all glass in a 1km radius.
– Lots of spires around full of glass
– We start running for cover as Posirus recovers
– Roltus pulls back to cover us
– Posirus bolts off ahead
– Laserus fears anyone looking our way
– Crows becoming sentient
– Jax

We were in a clear killing field
– I made it to cover and then shot rocket guy
– I then try to draw sniper fire so Posirus can counter fire
– I manage to figure out tower sniper is in
– I get civilian to start driving me and Laserus to tower
– Civilian shot and killed, I push him out and take over driving
– I get shot on the way, but avoid several more shots
– I arrive and start securing the building

I find sniper via heat signature from Sniper Rifle
– He’s descending rapidly down the side of the building
– We move to intercept him, but he vanishes into the 15th floor
– We secure all the exits and start searching the building
– We find a Xenos beacon
– Posirus arrives and starts searching the basement

200xp

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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
-——————————————

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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