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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #675 on: October 13, 2014, 03:34:39 AM »
I'll take it that the trebuchet missed then.
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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #676 on: October 25, 2014, 04:49:52 PM »
Remember the clock change! Extra hour in bed!
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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #677 on: October 26, 2014, 04:13:57 PM »
It's all fun and games until someone shoots their own guy with a Graviton gun instead of the MASSIVE SPIDER.
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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #678 on: October 26, 2014, 04:21:54 PM »
It's all fun and games until someone shoots their own guy with a Graviton gun instead of the MASSIVE SPIDER.
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« Reply #679 on: October 27, 2014, 02:51:43 AM »
It's occurred to me that whole affair was probably one of the most drawn out intimidation attempts in the history of Dark Heresy. And didn't actually feature any Intimidation rolls.

We did get a decent bit of "good cops, bad cops" going though. Although "good cops" is relative, being as one of them was Kaldar and Alyx had at one point (although I don't think you were there when I admitted this OOC, Euan) been about two seconds from shooting the Baron in the head.

(If he hadn't been suitably scared as she asked whether he'd let things lie, she would have. Killing him then and there seemed way more sane than trying to use him as a human shield and then dragging him to Farcamp).

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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #680 on: November 14, 2014, 10:45:01 PM »
I will be at an Infinity event in Exeter at the end of this month and will thus not be around for the session on the 30th.
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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #681 on: November 16, 2014, 05:25:58 PM »
sorrysorrysorrysorry

No excuse, especially as I was writing up some extra bits just yesterday! Just completely forgot. Don't be afraid to send me a txt reminder if it happens again.
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« Reply #682 on: November 17, 2014, 02:14:25 AM »
A text would indeed be more efficient than a trebuchet (it's a bit of an engineering challenge to hit Scotland from here), but I don't actually have your number. Although I guess Ruaridh might.
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« Reply #683 on: November 23, 2014, 06:50:41 PM »
As regards the scale of the Farcamp diagram, I've just had a look at it and scaling the whole thing to 400m long means most of the buildings are only about 3 or 4 metres wide, which is pretty tight even by the standards of Amsterdam's famously girth-spartan canal houses.

Something more like a kilometre long would make it a little less cramped, I think.
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« Reply #684 on: November 23, 2014, 09:38:21 PM »
4 meters is wide enough for a door and bay window  :P
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« Reply #685 on: December 14, 2014, 04:00:33 AM »
I've fallen a long way behind on this, so here's four of Alyx's log entries, starting on Landing Day + 4 (or Day 5, if you consider LD to be day 1), following the ambush at Brugal.

If I can, I'll try and better keep up with this in future. Even I learn things about Alyx from what she writes.



> User: Leveque, Astraea
> Passcode: ********
+++ PASSCODE ACCEPTED +++
> Command: Commence new text log
+++ STARTING ENTRY 7742.qr/3 +++

= Levongard, LD + 4 =

Treacherous fiends! Wexman and his abettors set a trap for us as we made our first change at Brugal. A singularly ill executed trap that only came close to succeeding at all through Khan's over-exuberance, but a trap nonetheless.

Boone was left in their wake, and formulated the hasty plan of attempting to ambush us with a small number of the local king's archaically equipped guards, rather than gathering force in fuller might. He and his ambush were almost trivial.

Of course, I again find myself cursing Khan, possibly the only psyker in the Imperium with less self control than Novus. The matter might have been dealt with quietly if he hadn't spectacularly incinerated a large portion of the station and thus sent the literal entirety of the King's forces in the vicinity of the station on to a witch hunt.
As if he had never been warned that a Warden's authority has limits, we found ourselves staring down the barrels of a hundred muskets.

Fortunately, I have the sense that eludes this walking ignition source, and managed to save us and our mission from his impetuous behaviour.
Evading the attentions of the musket company, I managed to ascend the signal box behind them, and breach the water reservoir mounted up there, drenching their temperamental flintlock weapons.

This provided ample opening to spin the company's captain a threat about Leveque financial and political might.
He had no way to know of my ill favour with grandfather, so he dispersed his company, disgraced. I feel somewhat cheated that I won't be able to witness his blustering when he has to explain the incident to his superiors.

And rightly so. His obstinacy cost the life of a loyal servant of the Emperor. I have my own forgiveness to find for that, but it was this blithering idiot of a captain that forced my brutal approach.
 
Following the incident, Doyle found us lunch of a sort before we left. Not very lavish but, by some miracle, I believe he paid for it with his own money.

I am grateful that our next train delayed as little as possible. The growing attentions of the local populace were becoming increasingly unwelcome, particularly as I suspect some were kin of guards Khan had incinerated.

The tactics that Wexman has taken so far are concerning and sickening in equal measure. Not because I expect to see this tactic used again (although I will be ready for it if he tries), as he will either hope us to be dead, as Boone apparently had no manner by which to relay his success, or will know us to be wise to his treachery, but because of his apparent lack of morality. He shows little concern for his co-conspirators, which potentially makes him the most dangerous of the heretics we have encountered in our duties to the Inquisition so far.

The willingness to sacrifice others for personal gain also reminds me of Castor in the worst way. But perhaps I can hope for the chance to exact revenge on them both for their betrayals.

+++ ENTRY 7742.qr/3 ENDS+++
> Command: Encrypt
+++ ENCRYPTING ENTRY 7742.qr/3+++
+++ PROCESSING+++
+++ COMPLETE+++
> Command: Log off
+++ COMMAND ACCEPTED +++
+++ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:INTELLECT IS A MASK FOR TRAITORS +++
+++ SYSTEM LOG-OFF +++




> User: Leveque, Astraea
> Passcode: ********
+++ PASSCODE ACCEPTED +++
> Command: Commence new text log
+++ STARTING ENTRY 7746.ke/5 +++

= Levongard, LD + 6 =

Fortunately, I managed to maintain a decent separation from last night's farce, at least until I was actually in a position to safely rescue it.

It is marginally miraculous that Doyle and Pelagius suffered as little as they did in their ill-advised haste to chase after Maxwell on their own (in spite of my insistent tone and demands that we gather the others before making pursuit, I would add), but even then I would have wanted no share of it.

Obviously, I have heard most of the details second-hand, but what is clear is that the pair of them decided to launch a two man boarding action against a vessel containing an unknown number of hostile individuals and then managed to exacerbate that lapse in judgement by getting split up.

However, the end results demand I credit them with at least some success. We have after all recovered Morris and  two of the palace guards alive, along with half the contingent of stolen lasguns.

Thanks to Khan's efforts in Brugal, Morris is the first time we have had the opportunity to interrogate a Warden as a traitor, so even the lack of information has often been informative.

Like Petra warned, it seems their organisation is heavily compartmentalised. Each individual, Wexman perhaps excluded, seems to know very little about what others have been up to.

As such, beyond a confirmation of exactly how much of a headstart Wexman enjoys over us, Morris was only able to provide a summary of his own activities. These seem to be largely petty assassinations, although without being able to investigate them all in depth, it's possible there's a far grander pattern than Bloodfist simply tying up a few loose ends.

The most dire revelation was that his recruitment into the Wardens (along with the now deceased Maxwell) was overseen by Wexman. These renegades were concern enough when we believed that they had been bribed, corrupted or coerced, but the implications of Bloodfist having been planting moles for years are almost beyond comprehension.

That we have even more reason to question the loyalties of every warden we meet is obvious, as is the integrity of the infrastructure supporting our operation.
But I now have questions about how accurately the Inquisition has judged the scale of Bloodfist's operation. It may even be too big to cripple even with Bloodfist's death, if indeed Bloodfist is even the mastermind here. The compartmentalisation makes me question whether this may just be but one wing of an even greater conspiracy.

This is too much for me to have fully considered yet.

- Note: Torrence thus far seems stable. She has had several opportunities to compromise our operation, but not visibly taken any of them. Nonetheless, she will have to be  watched all the more closely, particularly as her local knowledge makes her a lynchpin in this operation.

There seems a similar circumstance in the palace guards. To a man, the rogue group seems to have been recruited from off-world (although a mix of worlds) through the authority and brutal coercion of a "Lady Von Wellhaven".

This is not a name I can ever recall having heard, even in passing. That would mean more were we back in Kamal, but even so, the names of many of the Carthaxian gentry have passed the lips of my family over time.

The lack of noble credence sounds staggeringly similar to the egotism of the Inquisition. While Bayev doesn't claim any knowledge of a Lady Von Wellhaven amongst the ranks of the Ordos, the possibility is little weaker for it. Inquisitors are nothing if not secretive.

- Note: Members of palace guard seem to be being coerced by threats to immediate family members. Details of how is unclear, but if true, this gives them a motivation that will make them very dangerous and hard to reason with.

Better news comes from Fairfield. Port Hope is finally in some semblance of stability, albeit at cost, and he has also learned that the Engineering Corps has arrived in system earlier than anticipated.

My hopes of sophisticated transport are now a little less in vain.

+++ ENTRY 7746.ke/5 ENDS+++
> Command: Encrypt
+++ ENCRYPTING ENTRY 7746.ke/5+++
+++ PROCESSING+++
+++ COMPLETE+++
> Command: Log off
+++ COMMAND ACCEPTED +++
+++ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: DYING FOR SOMETHING IS GREATER THAN LIVING FOR NOTHING+++
+++ SYSTEM LOG-OFF +++




> User: Leveque, Astraea
> Passcode: ********
+++ PASSCODE ACCEPTED +++
> Command: Commence new text log
+++ STARTING ENTRY 7751.ey/8 +++

= Levongard, LD + 8 =

Wexman is sending messages. Incredibly foul messages that reinforce his willingness to betray any and all.

The sight of the butchered and hung corpses of the sheriffs who had once been by his side is somewhat difficult to dispel from my mind, but that is doubtless the point. The meaning of the words "Honour your debt" is rather clearer for the context of being carved in human flesh

My trepidation comes not from the sight. It is that the message was intended for us. I am not beyond considering it a deception, but the implications if it is not are no less than that someone amongst us is too familiar with Wexman.

If they are, may the Emperor take pity, for neither I or Wexman will offer any.

+++ ENTRY 7751.ey/8 ENDS+++
> Command: Encrypt
+++ ENCRYPTING ENTRY 7751.ey/8+++
+++ PROCESSING+++
+++ COMPLETE+++
> Command: Log off
+++ COMMAND ACCEPTED +++
+++ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: FEAR IS THE MIND KILLER+++
+++ SYSTEM LOG-OFF +++




> User: Leveque, Astraea
> Passcode: ********
+++ PASSCODE ACCEPTED +++
> Command: Commence new text log
+++ STARTING ENTRY 7754.jd/3 +++

= Levongard, LD + 9 =

I'm reaching my limits. This situation was vaguely stable when I had control, but our latest "allies" (insofar as any element of the Wardens can be currently considered trustworthy) seem to have skipped the section in their handbook that their authority offers them only transient protections from the wrath of the populace.

We encountered the pair after their equipment showed up on my auspex when we arrived.

- Vadraz Talor, Tech-priest. Seems to specialises in cyber-constructs and tactical analysis. Sufficiently skilled to fix the damage to Bayev's arm.
- Tychus Cain, possible former Arbitrator in riot division. Seems to specialise in answering the door half naked and manhandling figures of authority.

I think both have probably let the protection their armour offers against the primitive local weapons go to their head. If this delusion cannot be shaken off by the time Bloodfist inevitably opens the doors on his full armoury, things will go poorly. A xenotech dealer of his apparent wealth and connections cannot possibly possess nothing more lethal than lasguns.

But to their immediate transgressions. They have no social graces whatsoever. The Baron may be corrupt, but no more so than the less savoury parts of any truly successful noble house. In truth, such dealings were probably more legitimate than those of my own heritage, although grandfather would never make such a mistake as admitting such things to the law. Not without at least seven legal adepts present at the time.

I might perhaps have been able to negotiate with the Baron, given my own standing, but their attempted kidnap instead left me strongly considering the possibility of simply killing him before we left the compound.
It never came to that, although it would have been no less alien in the world of the gentry. My own past proves that.

We eventually parted with the Baron no worse than scared, although I will be deeply endebted to the Emperor if our path does not have to cross with his again. If he finds the nerve to be properly affronted, he could now be very dangerous.

But now to the point that should have been most important.  The Baron was convinced on first sight that Bayev was the "Lady Von Wellhaven" the palace guards mentioned before.

I was initially concerned that she might actually have been, but circumstances quickly proved to not fit. The Baron last saw Von Wellhaven around a month ago, but that would have been during the time we were on Maedai and our first meeting on Port Alcis even further in the past.

This raises significant concerns all the same. Even with the compartmentalisation of Bloodfist's organisation, it seems beyond conceiving that  Wexman cannot know of this. Is it even a deliberate ploy on his or Bloodfist's part?

This is another matter that I will need to think on.

Smaller trivialities of the day are our other travelling companions.

Sir Ethan Rothman is presently riding alongside with his valet, apparently both undertaking a pilgrimage to Farcamp on behalf of Queen Lena of Sarossit. The idea that other outsiders are seen around Farcamp is slightly welcoming. Although Bloodfist is doubtless already prepared for us, it will make our own arrival slightly less conspicuous to the natives.

And sitting opposite, we have Slade Kaldar. He is clearly voidborn, but that alone struggles to describe his lack of charms. His build is such that despite standing at least twenty centimetres taller he can weigh little more than I do, and his manner of speaking is unfiltered by any social grace.
He seems more likely to be a worry. He has, between the barrage of insults, shown signs of competence in his role, and I cannot quite shake the feeling that he may have a part to play in events to come.

However, I'm not entirely sure which side I'd rather he were on.

+++ ENTRY 7754.jd/3 ENDS+++
> Command: Encrypt
+++ ENCRYPTING ENTRY 7754.jd/3 +++
+++ PROCESSING+++
+++ COMPLETE+++
> Command: Log off
+++ COMMAND ACCEPTED +++
+++ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: HERESY GROWS FROM IDLENESS+++
+++ SYSTEM LOG-OFF +++

« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 04:10:21 AM by MarcoSkoll »
S.Sgt Silva Birgen: "Good evening, we're here from the Adeptus Defenestratus."
Captain L. Rollin: "Nonsense. Never heard of it."
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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #686 on: December 16, 2014, 04:23:03 AM »
Well, ouch! That's her first heavy injury in two and half years - and the following tumble can't have restored any of her pride either.

Although, much as Ruaridh commented (I don't think the rest of you were there at the time though), there was still a bit of a difference between the ~12,000 XP Alyx and the ~1,200 XP Slade when it came to a brawl.

Mind you, we've proposed the idea that the original characters may be turning into veteran agents who will be expected to guide newer recruits before - and I think actually getting to explore that is going to be interesting.

On a distinct but still game related note, Rich has apparently followed me on Twitter. Haven't had the chance to speak with him yet, but it seems he is at least around.
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« Reply #687 on: December 20, 2014, 09:03:43 PM »
Right, I've sent Rich an e-mail about our dates over Christmas. I don't know whether he'll be around tomorrow...

... but what I can say is that I won't be around on the 25th of January, due to another Infinity event.

There is also theoretically an event on the the 12th of April, but as it's just the Sunday rather than the entire weekend, I'm doubtful whether I'm going to that one. It's five hours on the train each way, which is fair enough for a two day event, but when it's a one day event that also means missing Dark Heresy, it's a bit less palatable.
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Re: Dark Heresy VOIP Campaign - discussion starts on Page 5!
« Reply #688 on: January 17, 2015, 02:26:13 PM »
Session tomorrow at one?

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« Reply #689 on: January 17, 2015, 05:06:12 PM »
I'm hoping so.

However, as I say above, I won't be around next week.
S.Sgt Silva Birgen: "Good evening, we're here from the Adeptus Defenestratus."
Captain L. Rollin: "Nonsense. Never heard of it."
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