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« Reply #390 on: November 23, 2012, 08:54:12 PM »
He did eat a lot of it!

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« Reply #391 on: November 30, 2012, 06:39:35 AM »
So to summarise the choose-your-next-plotline bits:

Over in Matselvis, Master Kay's Fantastic Phantasmagorium Emporium has apparently seen an increase in traffic after the sudden appearance of a "burning city" in the north. You have a fairly concerned* contact in the form of Setar Shess**, a baron with far too many watches, whom Gulliman got to know over a game of bridge.

In Taesol, everyone's disappeared, which means that an entire city is easy pickings for looters and local indigens. Setar Shess may also be of some use, as this affects his shipping business.

You're also aware that there are Orks massing south of Aberash, and Maj. Virginia Chase has attempted to recruit Gulliman as an officer because of his commanding, compelling manliness. Unfortunately, her social skills are pretty dire, but she's a decent enough contact.

The political trouble the Governer's in is still just talk at the moment.

Oh, and Dessel is finally sane! I admit I came up with the autopilot excuse on the fly (because I decided that turning her sane would make a change from "insane talkative loon") but she's potentially going to be useful. Or not. Depends on what you guys get up to.

*Concerned about the burning city, not so much about Master Kay -- Shess just thinks he's a weirdo.

**Unfortunately, the Count Matselvium was killed at the Society Hall, so you can't exactly go to him.
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« Reply #392 on: November 30, 2012, 09:42:45 AM »
I may well have more of your plot-hooks in my notes, but I wasn't fully able to go through the book last night. I was a bit busy.
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« Reply #393 on: November 30, 2012, 05:23:40 PM »
I also can't remember which ones I gave you aside from the ones I've mentioned, so I'm not going to spoil the surprise much further. :P

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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #394 on: December 10, 2012, 10:51:42 AM »
So it looks like I'm going to miss (or be very late joining) this weeks session. Then as I said I'm away to France next week so will also miss the final one of the year.
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« Reply #395 on: December 10, 2012, 06:30:51 PM »
Bon voyage Euan, we'll try not to get Gulliman thrown in the cooking pot. :)

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« Reply #396 on: December 14, 2012, 02:11:42 AM »
Greensail must still be on the space cake. Apparently, the Aquila is being pursued by an airborne masked man. (Mostly due to the fact the conversation went from talking about the aircraft to talking about its pilot without any mention of that change of subject.)

I made the "Is it a jan'kan? Is it a Thunderhawk? No, it's a flying daemon servitor" joke, but I realise that was a missed opportunity to get one of my favourite movie lines in, so you can have it now:

"THIS. IS. NOT. FLYING. THIS. IS. FALLING. WITH. STYLE."
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« Reply #397 on: December 14, 2012, 06:26:16 AM »
Yeah, that was my fault entirely, although it was pretty funny. :P

I've worked out a fix to the plot-related muck-up -- the solution has rather fortunately presented itself in those other tribes Martock mentioned.

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« Reply #398 on: December 15, 2012, 02:15:10 AM »
... the other thing that's just come to mind is that -30 intelligence roll! It's the only time I've ever been disappointed to "only" roll a 02 on a D100 percentile roll - just missing out on the 1% I needed.
(Tell the truth, given how awesome that roll was, I probably should have the following scene with a few pieces falling into place after things had been pointed out to her, rather than being as uninformed as she was.)
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« Reply #399 on: December 15, 2012, 07:24:27 AM »
It may be worth instating the Pass On 01-05 rule from Inquisitor.

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« Reply #400 on: December 21, 2012, 03:41:59 AM »
It's safe to say that Alyx's trust of Dessel has sunk even lower. When Madeleine's not a loon*, she's suspiciously over-informed...

*And Alyx isn't even entirely convinced that wasn't an act.
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« Reply #401 on: December 21, 2012, 06:35:05 AM »
Yep. There is a reason for it.

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« Reply #402 on: December 21, 2012, 04:19:48 PM »
Alyx was giving the benefit of the doubt, seeing as Dessel hadn't been doing anything too suspicious. Shooting at the Aquila when it arrived at least had some justification to believe we were hostile - and while it might be a bit odd that an Inquisitor could have fits of doolally, Alyx can't actually argue that it's that unusual to be a bit out of it after a major crash.

However, now she is doing things that are wildly out of place.

Actually, as an addendum to what I said about chainswords... I still think what Alyx would most favour would be a Carthaxian equivalent of a Lathe sword*. After all, it is a lot more suitable for a sneaky assassin than a chain-weapon.
But even with her standing, I'm not sure she'd be all too familiar with such rare commodities.

*I did develop fluff for Hale blades, based on rare elements from and the unusual properties of the nebula 'Sydra would (sort of) call home. Although, being as the Dioklesian nebula is impassable in the warp, it has to be traversed at sub-light speeds; the results are fraking expensive and rare, because it takes specialised ships decades to make the necessary journeys.
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« Reply #403 on: December 21, 2012, 04:53:34 PM »
Again, there is a reason.

Purely as food for thought, re. Equivalent To Lathe Blades; Minos Epsilon can make some pretty sweet melee weapons, but A) their main focus is on guns B) they don't tend to produce "mundane" blades*, so the closest you'd get to a Lathe/Hale Blade from Minos Epsilon is a very nice shock-sword with the discharge generator taken out.


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« Reply #404 on: December 22, 2012, 04:17:51 AM »
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Again, there is a reason.
Alyx still wants to know it, no matter how "good" it may be.

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They don't tend to produce "mundane" blades
A sharpened piece of metal is certainly basic, but it's what feels right for Alyx. A chain or power sword would be more killy, but seeing weapon selection as an integral part of a character's personality, I'm not really happy going off on complete tangents.

Alyx might be open to changing her melee weapon for something that was still lightweight, agile and (importantly) stealthy, but they hardly fit those criteria well. On full consideration, I think chainswords are probably out. Power swords... maybe, if it was high quality*. They're not exactly stealthy when turned on, but they do at least still work as mundane blades while turned off.

*Her upbringing has made her rather discerning about her possessions and equipment. Not only because a noble should expect the best, but because she was trained as a killer since youth.
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