Deathwatch Strike Cruiser SWORD OF INTOLERANCE, above planet Sovereign
Away from the boiling chaos of the Achilus Crusade's Salients, experienced Deathwatch Battle-Brothers are called for a delicate mission on a lost world, ready to face an ancient terror that slumbered beneath the ruined planet...
The ceasing of the warp engine's howling told it all, The Sword of Intolerance had arrived. The Warp during all voyage was unusually calm, Eyjolf noticed, with the Navigator easily finding favorable currents. For the past weeks the Kill Team practiced, meditated and checked their wargear in whatever space they found in the ship. The relative haste (even by Deathwatch standards) that the Space Marines were selected for this mysterious mission did not allow proper individual chambers to be set up. Even the human serfs aboard were close to being considered an skeleton crew.
Shortly after the arrival, whirring servitors appeared to break the cold silence with summons from the mission officer. They lead the Astartes through dark labyrinthine corridors until they arrive near a room with ornate doors, whereupon the servitors returned to whatever programmed duties awaited them. The team slowly opened the doors, revealing a large opulent round chamber. In the middle of the room laid an advanced holoprojector table, four gigantic Space Marine statues watching over it. Behind the table two figures talked to each other before pausing when the squad entered. One of them was easily the most cyber-augmented Space Marine they had ever saw. Zahariel recognized him as Master of the Forge Xerril, having served in the Dead Stations for years. The other figure wore a yellow painted Power Armor, typical of the Imperial Fists.
"BROTHERS. APPROACH." Thundered a deep metallic voice as Xerril positioned himself in the table. He slowly rotated his head to look at each squad member as the Space Marines also positioned themselves, giving a single nod at Zahariel when their helmets met. "I am Xerril of the Iron Hands and I'll be the overseer of this operation. Let's not waste time." He presses a button and a detailed hologram image of a planet floats over the table.
"Sovereign. Once a bountiful agri-world of the Imperium, was judged fit for an Exterminatus after the entire population turned insane. Now, almost a century after that, the Ordo Xenos detected a new presence deep within. This is a Necron world, Battle Brothers. One that is slowly waking up and represents a grave threat to the entire Sector. In one of the many planetary scannings we discovered an unique energy signal coming from this location." A greenrune flared near the equatorial region of the planet. "I immediately asked for an old contact to investigate it, Magos Explorator Alek Bertay. To escort him I sent a clave from my clan, the Surrgol. They departed in a Thunderhawk headed straight towards the coordinates." Xerill pauses, something close to a mechanical sigh coming out of him. "We lost all contact with the gunship as they got near the target zone. The only response being the Thunderhawk's Emergency Beacon automated rescue request."
Xerril stops looking at the hologram to stare at members of the squad."Your task, Brothers, is to discover what happened down there, rendezvous with any surviving members and complete their mission. The first step is to search and destroy whatever attacked the Thunderhawk. You will be deployed with a Razorback and Whirlwind artillery support by Brother Achemus of the Imperial Fists here." He motions for the Space Marine besides him, who nods silently in response. "Any questions?"
Welcome to Necron Game! Posts your sheets and ask your questions! Hopefully this first update is understandable enough, english being my secondary language and all. Being that this is my first time GMing, any advice about pacing/details is welcome.
edit: rudimentary maps and actual objectives will come afterwards
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Driscol stands with his helm off, preferring to see their objectives with his own eyes. He quickly assesses the situation and speaks up, his voice deep and resonant like forge bellows, "This energy source. When we find it, who will decide what we are to do with it in the event we cannot contact the ship and if, Emperor forbid, the Magos Explorator is dead?"
Name: Driscol Usugan Demeanour: Promethean Cult Chapter: Salamanders Specialty: Apothecary Specialty ability: Enhance Healing WS: 52 (42 + 10 Advances) BS: 42 S: 40 T: 53 (43 + 5 Chapter + 5 Advance) Ag: 35 Int: 66 (46 + 5 Chapter + 15 Advances) Per: 43 (38 + 5 Advance) WP: 46 (41 + 5 Advance) Fel: 36 Wounds: 23 Fate: 3 IP: 0 CP: 0 Renown: 40 (distinguished) Skills: Awareness +10 Chem-Use +10 Ciphers (Chapter Runes) Climb Dodge Common Lore (Adeptus Astartes, Deathwatch, Imperium, Tech, War) Concealment +10 Drive (Ground) Forbidden Lore (Xenos) Intimidate Interrogation +10 Literacy Logic Medicae +10 Navigation (Surface) Scholastic Lore (Codex Astartes) Search Silent Move Speak Language (High Gothic, Low Gothic) Survival Tactics (Defensive Doctrine) Tech-Use +10 Tracking Trade (Armorer) +10 Talents: Ambidextrous Astartes Weapon Training Artificer (Thunder Hammer) Bulging Biceps Deathwatch Training (auto confirm righteous fury against aliens) Duty Unto Death (Ignore injury, fatigue, stunning in combat) Hammer Blow Hardy Heightened Senses (Hearing, Sight) Hunter of Aliens (+10ES and +2 Dmg vs Aliens) Killing Strike Nerves of Steel Polyglot Quick Draw Rapid Reload Resistance (Psychic Powers, Heat) Signature Wargear (Thunder Hammer) +10 to hit w/ TH Talented (Intimidate) True Grit Unarmed Master Traits: Solo-mode: No longer feel effects of Fire Unnatural Strength (X2) Unnatural Toughness (X2) Gear: Astartes Power Armor (Death is Joy +2 Crit dmg and +1 vs Hordes) http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4255310/ Exceptional Thunder Hammer Astartes Bolter w/ Fire Selector Astartes Bolt Pistol 3 Astartes Frags 3 Astartes Krak Astarted Combat Knife Reductor Narthecium Repair Cement Chapter Trapping XP (Spent): 16500/17550 Intelligence +15 1700 Toughness +5 500 Weapon Skill +10 700 Perception +5 200 Willpower +5 500 Trade (Armorer) 600 Sound Constitution (x2) 500 Trade (Armorer) +10 400 Hardy 100 Medicae +10 400 Interrogation 200 Interrogation +10 200 Common Lore (Tech) 200 Tech-Use +10 1400 Hammer Blow 500 Duty Unto Death 800 Artificer 800 Signature Wargear 500 Signature Wargear (Master) 1000 Talented (Intimidate) 500 Rapid Reload 300 Hunter of Aliens 1000 Survival 300 Awareness +10 300 Logic 400 Polyglot 500 Concealment +10 800 Search 400 Chem-Use +10 800
Olanphonia fucked around with this message at Mar 10, 2014 around 23:13
|# ? Oct 14, 2013 11:19|
Devastator Lorne of the Storm Wardens
"Necrons ya say? and me without a multimelta" The Storm Warden's voice is both sing-songy and gravelly atthe same time. His gaze is upon the holoprojector, watching the little dead world slowly spin, "What is the exact number of missing marines, what is the razorback's armament, and if this is a known tomb world why not a larger response? Surely a large force could kick 'em while they're down?"
Name: Lorne Demeanour: Calculating, Aspire to Glory Chapter: Storm Wardens Specialty: Devastator Specialty ability: Unrelenting devastation WS:43=30+13 BS:67=30+17+5+5+5+5 S:51=30+6+5+5+5 T:43=30+13 Ag:50=30+15+5 Int:35=30+5 Per:55=30+15+5+5 Wil:43=30+13 Fel:43=30+13 Wounds: 25/25 Fate: 3/3 IP: 0 CP: 0 Renown: 42 (distinguished) Skills: Awareness +10, Ciphers (Chapter Runes, xenos markings +10), Climb, Dodge, demolition +10 Common Lore (deathwatch, Adeptus Astartes, Imperium, War), Concealment, Drive (Ground Vehicles +10), Forbidden Lore (Xenos) Intimidate, Literacy, Navigation (Surface), Scholastic Lore (Codex Astartes), Silent Move, Speak Language (High Gothic, Low Gothic), Tactics (armored tactics), Tracking. Talents: Ambidextrous, Astartes Weapons Training, Bulging Biceps, Heightened Senses (Hearing, Sight), Killing Strike, Nerves of Steel, Quick Draw, Resistance (Psychic Powers), True Grit, Unarmed Master. Deathwatch Training Sound Constitution (x2) Signature war gear Mighty shot Cleanse and Purify Talented (drive ground vehicle) Signature wargear master (las-cannon) Crackshot Deadeye shot Bolter Drill hip shooting Target selection marksman rapid reload Traits: Unnatural Strength (x2), Unnatural Toughness (x2). Gear: Astartes power armour (Mark 5 Heresy) 9ap body/8 elsewhere +10 fel with SM -10 fel w/ inquistion -Blood of the Enemy (Gain fear 1 against enemies) -A fury like lightning (+5 agi and +1 initiative rolls) Astartes heavy bolter, backpack ammo supply, Astartes bolt pistol, 3 Astartes frag grenades, 3 Astartes krak grenades, Sacris claymore, repair cement, XP (Spent): 28950/29550 xp unspent: 600 signature war gear 500 sound constitution x2 1000 Mighty shot 500 Cleanse and purify 500 BS advancex4 3200 perception advancex3 1700 strength advancex2 700 agility advance 750 ciphers (xenos markings) 200 Ciphers xenos markings +10 400 ciphers xenos markings +20 400 Talented (drive ground vehicle) 500 Demolition 400 Awareness +10 300 Signature wargear master (las-cannon) 1000 Crackshot 500 Deadeye shot 500 Bolter Drill 800 hipshooting 500 Drive ground vehicle +10 800 Target selection 500 marksman 500 demolition +10 400 rapid reload 200 ciphers (deathwatch) 200
Werix fucked around with this message at Dec 28, 2013 around 15:06
|# ? Oct 14, 2013 12:13|
The marine with the blood red pauldron steps to the table, regarding the image for a moment, before pulling his helmet off. "If there's no survivors? Will our mission parameters change? What is the time frame of the mission? How long do we have?"
Name: Marcus Demeanour: Hot Blooded, Red Thirst Chapter: Blood Angels Speciality: Assault/Deathwatch Champion WS: 66 (46 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5) BS: 37 S: 83(53 no armor) (43 + 20 + 10 + 5 + 5) T: 50 (40 + 5 + 5) Ag: 69 (44 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5) Int: 39 Per: 46 (41 + 5) WP: 41 Fel: 40 Wounds: 21 Fate: 3 IP: 0 Renown: 40 SB: 13 TB: 10 Skills: Awareness Ciphers (Chapter Runes) Climb Dodge +20 Common Lore (Astartes, Imperium, War, Deathwatch) Forbidden Lore (Xenos) Concealment Drive (Ground) Intiidate Literacy Navigation (Surface) Scholastic Lore (Astartes) Silent Move Speak Language (High/Low Gothic) Tactics (Assault) Tracking Pilot (Personal) Acrobatics Talents: Ambidextrous Astartes Weapon Training Bulging Bicepts Heightened Senses (Hearing, SIght) Killing Strike Nerves of Steel Quick Draw Resistance (PSychic Powers) True Grit Unarmed Warrior Unarmed Master Swift Attack Two Weapon Wielder (melee) Lightning Attack Blademaster Step Aside Catfall Lightning Reflexes Frenzy Traits: Unnatural Strength (x2) Unnatural Toughness (x2) Abilities: Solo Mode: Blood Frenzy - Reroll melee damage, Crit on 9&10, Pen+2 Wings of Angels - +d5 damage on charge in solo. +20 meters on jump jet with +0 pilot test. Toe to Toe - +10 ws/wp vs master. In Squad mode, wp test to not engage. Xenos Bane - Righteous Fury vs alien with = hp - test T at 0 or die. Attacks vs xenos count as toxic. Gear: Astartes Aquilla Power Armor History: Unknown Provenance - d5 each mission for effects Artificer Armor w/MIU History: 10 str, +1 base cohesion Astartes Bolt Pistol Astartes 3 frag grenades Astartes 3 krak grenades Astartes Combat Knife Repair Cement Astartes Chainsword Astartes Jump Pack Astartes Power Sword - 1d10+6E, Pen 6, Balanced, Power Field Astartes Combat Shield - Rating 25, Overload 1-10 Astartes Power Fist - 2d10E (3xUnnatural Str), Pen 9, Power Field, Unwieldy Auto-sense Goggles Blood Drop Pendant - +13 on fate point addition Advances - 17400/17550 Toe to Toe - 200 WS (Simple) - 200 Deathwatch Champion - 2000 Two-Weapon Wielder (Melee) - 500 Lightning Attack - 600 Dodge +10 - 400 Dodge +20 - 400 WS (Intermediate) - 500 WS (Trained) - 1000 Blademaster - 1500 Signature Hero Armor (Artificer Armor) - 1000 Step Aside - 2000 Agi (Simple) - 200 Agi (Int) - 500 Per (Simple) - 200 Str (Simple) - 200 Str (Int) - 500 Frenzy - 400 Catfall - 200 Agi (Trained) - 1000 T (Simple) - 500 T (Intermediate) - 1000 Agi (Expert) - 1500 Lightning Reflexes - 500 Acrobatics
IPlayVideoGames fucked around with this message at Mar 2, 2014 around 03:48
|# ? Oct 14, 2013 22:28|
Raknavalak the White Anvil
The tech-marine, recgonizing another forge-master, makes the sign of the cog to Xerril. His voice is static-y through his mask, and he actually shows some joy in meeting the Iron Hand. "I am Raknavalak, the White Forge of the Black Templars. It is a great personal honor to serve under your command, Iron Father." He inclines his head respectfully and then looks to the others, digging a dataslate from his pack. "To whom do I owe the pleasure of serving alongside, then? I did not receive a briefing before hand, and I would know those who I would tend to during battle."
NAME: Raknavalak the White Anvil
CHAPTER: Black Templar
PAST: Trained a Neophyte
WS 51 (46+5)
S  59 (44+15)
T 59 (44+15)
Int 58 (43+15)
WP 49 (44+5)
Fate Points: 3
Demeanour: Zealous, Calculating
Solo Mode Ability: Righteous Zeal
Special Ability: Improve Cover, Master Armourer
Forbidden Lore (Xenos)
Ciphers (Chapter Runes)
Common Lore (Adeptus Astartes, Imperium,War, Deathwatch)
Drive (Ground Vehicles)
Scholastic Lore (Codex Astartes)
Speak Language (High Gothic, Low Gothic, Techa-Lingua)
Tactics (Recon and Stealth)
Forbidden Lore (Archeo-Tech, Traitor Legions) +20
Astartes Weapons Training
Heightened Senses (Hearing,Sight)
Nerves of Steel
Resistance (Psychic Powers)
Mechandrite Use (Servo-Arm)
Hatred (Mutants, Psykers, Heretics, Traitor Legions)
Hunter of Aliens
Astartes Artificer Armor
16 AP Body, Legs, Head (12 AP Base + 3 Machine + 1 History)
11 AP Arms (7 AP Base + 3 Machine + 1 History)
Astartes Bolt Pistol
Astartes Bolter (Godwyn) w/Fire Selector
Astartes Combat Knife
Astartes Frag Grenade (3)
Astartes Krak Grenade (3)
Astartes Power Axe
Experience: 0/17000 Effective: 29000
Fearless - 800
Hatred (Mutant, Psykers, Heretics) - 1500
Inspire Wrath - 1000
Hunter of Aliens - 1000
S +15 1700
T +15 1700
Int +15 1700
The Flesh is Weak 2 - 1600
Tech-Use +10 400
Logis Implant - 500
FL - Archeaotech +20 - 1200
Weapon-Tech - 600
Trade (Forge-Master) - 400
Talented (Tech-Use) - 500
Security - 400
Forge-Master - 2000 XP
John Dyne fucked around with this message at Jan 12, 2014 around 21:59
|# ? Oct 14, 2013 22:36|
Devastator Lorne of the Storm Wardens
Lorne finally takes off his helmet and nods towards the Tech-Marine, "Name's Lorne, Storm Warden chapter. Devastator designation with marks in anti-vehicle warfare, vehicle piloting, and vehicle gunning. Glad to have a Cog-Boy with us; I always hope I never need ya, but I'm always glad to have ya around."
|# ? Oct 14, 2013 23:06|
"Specialist Marcus. Blood Angels," he states, tapping his pauldron. "Assault tactics and execution. Point me at whatever you need killed."
|# ? Oct 14, 2013 23:38|
Driscol folds his hands into the Aquila. "Driscol Usugan. 7th Company Apothecary, Salamanders Chapter. I'll be keeping your fleshy bits moving." The corner of the Astartes' mouth quirks upwards. "I may be of assistance with the tech, but I bow to your expertise of course, honored Tech-Marine."
|# ? Oct 14, 2013 23:41|
Zahariel stays quiet until the kill-team starts introducing themselves. He nods at the forge master. "I am Zahariel. Guardians of the Covenant tactical marine. Specialties include recon and stealth tactics, and more recently, necrons."
Name: Zahariel Demeanour: Sons of Lion, Spectre of Death Chapter: Guardians of Covenant Speciality: Tactical Marine WS:43=30+8+5 BS:56=30+16+5+5 S:42=30+12 T:41=30+11 Ag:43=30+8+5 Int:58=30+18+5+5 Per:49=30+14+5 Wil:54=30+14+5+5 Fel:53=30+13+5+5 Wounds: 21 Fate: 3 IP: 6 CP: Renown: 42 Skills: Forbidden Lore (Xenos, Adeptus Astartes, Archeotech, Inquisition, Necrons, Legends) Ciphers (Chapter Runes, Xenos Markings, Inquisition, Deathwatch) Concealment Common Lore (Deathwatch, Adeptus Astartes, Imperium, War, Jericho Reach) Dodge Awareness +10 Drive (Ground) Climb Intimidate Literacy Navigate (Surface) Tracking Tactics (Recon and Stealth) Silent Move Scholastic Lore (Codex Astartes) Speak Language (High Gothic, Low Gothic) Command +10 Search Logic Survival Demolitions Deceive Interrogation Talents: Deathwatch Training Ambidextrous Astartes Weapon Training Bulging Biceps Heightened Senses (Hearing, Sight) Killing Strike Nerves of Steel Quick Draw Resistance (Psychic Powers) Unarmed Master True Grit Infused Knowledge Orthoproxy Marksman Hunter of Aliens Double Team Rapid Reload Hip Shooting Mighty Shot Cleanse and Purify Iron Discipline Signature Wargear (Master)(Storm Bolter) Rival (Inquisition) Talented (Drive (Ground Vehicle)) Deadeye Shot Traits: Unnatural Strength (x2) Unnatural Toughness (x2) Abilities: Tactical Expertise Sharpening the Mind's Eye Death's Bane Squad Mode Abilities: Immovable Defence Sustained Suppression Kill Switch Living Death Gear: Astartes Power Armour -Mark 4 -Bring Death From Afar (No penalties for moving and firing) -Emperor's Finest (+5 to pinning, fear and command tests) -Trophies of Battle (+5 to BS tests against necrons) Astartes Combat Knife Astartes Bolt Pistol Astartes Bolter -Fire Selector 1 clip of Kraken Rounds 3 Frak Grenades 3 Krak Grenades Repair Cement Astartes Storm Bolter -Motion Predictor -+10 to attack tests (signature wargear) Robe of Secrets (+3 to FL (Necrons)) XP (Spent): 27550 (27000) Signature Wargear -500 Hunter of Aliens -1000 Double Team -200 Rapid Reload -200 Initiate of Secrets -300 Simple Fellowship -200 Ciphers (Xenos Markings) -200 Simple Ballistic Skill -500 Simple Weapon Skill -500 Simple Perception -500 Simple Agility -500 Simple Intelligence -500 Signature Wargear (master) -1000 Hip Shooting -500 Mighty Shot -500 Simple Willpower -200 Intermediate Fellowship -500 Intermediate Willpower -500 Common Lore (Jericho Reach) -400 Forbidden Lore (Traitor Legions) -400 Ciphers (Deathwatch) -200 Cleanse and Purify -400 Marksman -600 Orthoproxy -500 Demolitions -400 Search -400 Logic -400 Iron Discipline -600 Awareness +10 -300 Interrogation -200 Dead Station Vigilant -2000 Forbidden Lore (Archeotech) -200 Forbidden Lore (Inquisition) -200 Forbidden Lore (Necrons) -200 Forbidden Lore (Legends) -200 Survival -200 Command +10 -500 Deadeye Shot -500
Waci fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2014 around 03:15
|# ? Oct 15, 2013 02:17|
Eyjolf Magni, Space Wolf Libraian
"I am Rune Priest Eyjolf Magni. The Necrons shall rue facing my might when we shall find them."
ZachRyker fucked around with this message at Jan 21, 2014 around 21:49
|# ? Oct 15, 2013 04:32|
The forge master listens patiently to the squad's questions, paying special attention when Lorne asks about the lack of a larger response. "We are far away from the Achilus Crusade's fronts and Deathwatch is already stretched thin in this Sector. There are more... obvious threats in region, like the Tau expansion in The Black Reef or Hive Fleet Dagon heading towards the Orpheus Salient. It is difficult to convince the fools in the Imperial Guard to spare available forces to support this operation. But know this, all other threats will pale in comparison to the capabilities of a fully awakened tomb world. This can be considered an unofficial objective of this operation: Find evidence of the extent of the Necron threat in their tombs, so I can convince and request additional support for whatever lies ahead."
Xerill stops staring at the Storm Warden and looks down at his data-slate. "I sent eight Iron Hands down to escort the Magos, two of them being devastators, their main vehicle being a standard Rhino. If you find survivors, regroup with them and report back. If there are none, I entrust Brother Driscol to recover their gene-seeds." He finishes it without missing a beat nor displaying any kind of emotion.
"Report immediately after securing the region and reaching the downed Thunderhawk, you'll get your orders about the energy signal there. Now to the final details." He presses a different button on the holo table and an advanced tactical map appears.
A thousand thanks to MaliciousOnion for making this not-poo poo
"We are going to be cautious and deploy by Thunderhawk at a greater distance. Your Razorback has, besides the standard Pintle-mounted storm bolter found in all Rhinos and it's variants, a twin-linked lascannon in case Necron heavy armor is encountered. I have also personally outfitted it with extra armor, do not underestimate their weaponry, my brothers."
He turns off the table and looks at the squad. "Prepare yourselves, Kill-Team. Report to the hangar bay in one hour."
Primary Objectives: - Discover what downed the Iron Hands's Thunderhawk and destroy it. - Reach the Thunderhawk and search for survivors/clues Secondary Objective: - Recover the gene-seed of dead Iron Hands if necessary Tertiary Objective: - Recover any Necron artifacts if found Mission Gear: Whirlwind Targeter - Call down a Whirlwind Strike as a Full Action using either Ballistic Skill/Tech-Use/Command. The strike is immediate. Cooldown of 1 round. Razorback - See below
Alright it's pre-mission time! You each have 40 Requisiton to play around! Remember your Renown is Distinguished. Please note in your post if you're picking anything from the other books like Honour the Chapter/First Founding/Rites of Battle/The Outer Reach/etc
Also talk between yourselves to pick who is going to be Squad Leader. Then the Squad Leader can make the Oath for this mission.
Also these are the stats of the Razorback:
Type: Ground Vehicle Tactical Speed: 15 m
Cruising Speed: 70 kph Manoeuvrability: +0
Structural Integrity: 28 Size: Enormous
Armour: Front 34, Side 34, Rear 22
Carrying Capacity: 6 Space Marines with wargear
Twin-linked lascannon turret (Facing All, 300m, S/-/-, 6d10+10 E, Pen 10, Clip 40, Reload 4Full, Twin-linked)
Pintle-mounted storm bolter (Facing All, 100m, S/2/4, 2d10+5 X, Pen 5, Clip 100, Reload 2Full, Storm Tearing)
Reliable: Any Tech-Use Test made to repair or restore this vehicle receives a +20 bonus
Reinforced Hull: When a vehicle with a Reinforced Hull receives a Critical Hit, halve the results, rounding up. This does not affect rolls on the Critical Hit chart generated by Righteous Fury
frajaq fucked around with this message at Oct 16, 2013 around 03:29
|# ? Oct 16, 2013 02:04|
Driscol bows his head at the mention of harvesting the gene-seed. He remains silent until they are dismissed. "For the Emperor, brother. If our brothers have fallen, I will ensure that their legacy remains."
Driscol leaves the meeting deep in thought. Necrons were formidable opponants, and he knew just what he would requisition from the armory.
Requisitioning a Storm Shield (35) and one Astartes Cluster Mine Array (5)
|# ? Oct 16, 2013 21:52|
Devastator Lorne of the Storm Wardens
Lorne puts his helmet back on muttering something under his breath about how it is stupid not to crash down on this place with overwhelming force, other threats be damned. "Well I can snipe a tank, or Necron bug-thingie, from a kilometer away, I should take something to deal with them if they come close. Anyone want my heavy bolter?"
Taking a melta gun for , with a red dot laser sight for  and a demo charge . I'm taking my signature wargear lascannon. If someone whats my standard issue heavy bolter, feel free.
As for leader, I vote for either our librarian or apothecary so we can take oath of knowledge and select the Necrons as the target to get the +10 WS/BS bonus.
|# ? Oct 16, 2013 23:25|
Marcus pulls his helmet back on, securing it. "I'm not the most qualified to drive a vehicle, so I hope someone else can," he states, tromping out with the others.
Taking a Power fist for 30, and Auto-sense goggles for 10. Also taking the Blood Drop Pendent for chapter trapping.
I'm also down with the Librarian or Apothecary heading the team.
IPlayVideoGames fucked around with this message at Oct 17, 2013 around 02:41
|# ? Oct 17, 2013 00:15|
Devastator Lorne of the Storm Wardens
Lorne smiles a toothy grin, though none see it,"I can drive it brother, though I'd prefer to shoot the twin linked lascannons. Most the Wardens' Razorbacks were fielded as light tanks to support the main predator lines, I'm used to a regular old Rhino in my flanking actions."
No, but seriously, I think with drive +10, AG of 50, and talented (drive ground vehicle) I'm the bus driver.
|# ? Oct 17, 2013 01:11|
Techmarines can also use Oath of Knowledge according to the latest errata
"Oath of Knowledge (page 229): Prerequisite section should
include Techmarine as one of the Prerequisite Specialities."
edit: Also talking to werix in irc it seems some chapters gained more solo abilities in the splat books, some of them being potentially really loving good. So I'm gonna copy what I find for you dudes.
BLOOD ANGEL: DESCENT OF ANGELS
Required Rank: 3
Effects: Since their founding, the Blood Angels have
employed attack craft like the Thunderhawk and Stormraven,
and equipment like Jump Packs, to strike their foes from above.
In emulation of their winged Primarch, they excel at airborne
assaults, striving to perfect this form of warfare. Once per game
session, a Blood Angel with a Jump Pack may declare that he is
performing a Descent of Angels at the start of a combat. For a
number of rounds equal to the Battle-Brother’s Rank, he gains
the Flyer (18) Trait, and counts as having rolled a 10 for his
Initiative roll for the duration of the combat.
Improvements: At Rank 5 and above, the Battle-Brother’s
first attack during the combat causes the target to be Stunned
for 1 Round if the attack roll passes by 2 or more Degrees. At
Rank 7 and above, on any round in which the Blood Angel
has moved using his Jump Pack, enemies suffer a –20 penalty
on all Attack Rolls against him.
SPACE WOLVES: HERO'S SAGA
Type:Varies, see below
Required Rank: 3
Effects: The people of Fenris have a long and proud tradition
of storytelling, recounting their history in the tales of their
heroes, and the Space Wolves are no different, with every
Battle-Brother seeking to forge a great saga of triumph,
honour, and heroism over the course of their long lives.
When taking an Oath with his Kill-Team, the Battle-Brother
may swear his own oath, a promise of his future accomplishments
and the saga that comes from them. While under this oath, the
Battle-Brother will strive all the harder to achieve his personal
goal. The sagas that the Battle-Brother could aspire towards
are listed below—one, and only one, should be chosen before
each mission. Each oath grants a benefit, but also comes with
a requirement, and if this is not fulfilled, the Battle-Brother’s
honour and skill will be in question, tarring his reputation and
reducing his Renown by 1d5 at the end of the mission.
Improvements: This ability does not improve with rank.
Saga of the Bear
The Battle-Brother has the determination and endurance of the
great Ice Bears of Fenris; even the mightiest of blows cannot
lay him low. A number of times during the mission equal to
half the Battle-Brother’s rank (rounding up), he may reduce the
amount of damage suffered from a single hit, after deductions
from Toughness Bonus and Armour, by half, rounding up.
Visit Fury Upon The Evil Ones: The might of the Sons
of Russ must be demonstrated for all to see; during the mission,
the Battle-Brother must deal the killing blow to a single Master
creature, or slay single-handed three Elite creatures.
Saga of the Warrior Born
The Battle-Brother slays with unrelenting fury, the blood
coating his blade only inspiring greater ferocity. A number of
times equal to the Battle-Brother’s rank, he may gain a +10
bonus to hit in Melee for every enemy he slew in the previous
turn, and/or a +1 bonus to hit for every point of Magnitude
he removed from an enemy Horde.
Reap a Great Tally: Many foes must fall to the Battle-
Brother’s blade. The Battle-Brother must slay at least 10
individual enemies, or inflict at least 30 points of Magnitude
damage (or some combination of the two: 3 magnitude is, in
this case, counted as equal to a single enemy slain), and these
kills must occur in melee.
Saga of the Beastslayer
Many tales have been told of heroes triumphing against
monstrous foes, and many Space Wolves seek out such
prey to prove their might. A number of times equal to the
Battle-Brother’s rank, he may re-roll an attack roll made
against a target (creature or vehicle) that is Enormous or
larger or which has a Toughness Bonus of 10 or higher.
This does not have to be a failed attack roll—the Battle-
Brother could re-roll a successful roll in the hopes of
scoring more Degrees of Success.
Fear Not the Beast: To demonstrate that he does not fear
such mighty foes, the Battle-Brother must deal the killing
blow to at least one enemy that is Enormous or larger or
which has a Toughness Bonus of 10 or higher.
BLACK TEMPLARS: NO RESPITE , NO FORGIVENESS
Required Rank: 3
Effects: The fervent anger and indomitable determination
of the Black Templars often drives them forward all the
faster against insurmountable odds or heavy fire, such things
serving only to enrage the Black Templars and incite them
to deliver retribution. Once per combat as a Free Action, a
Battle-Brother of the Black Templars Chapter may activate
this ability at the start of his Turn. While under the effects
of No Respite, No Forgiveness, the Battle-Brother may use
his Reaction when targeted by an enemy ranged attack
(before the attack is made, but after it has been declared) to
move up to his Agility Bonus in metres towards the nearest
enemy. The Battle-Brother must move a minimum of one
metre for this Ability to take effect. His wrathful mien
and apparent heedlessness for danger cause the attacker
to hesitate, imposing a –10 penalty on their attack roll. If
the Battle-Brother has multiple reactions, he may only use
one of them each turn to move in this way. No Respite,
No Forgiveness lasts for a number of Rounds equal to the
Improvements: At Rank 5 and above, the penalty imposed
upon the enemy attack is increased to –20. At Rank 7 and
above, the maximum distance he can move is increased to
twice the Battle-Brother’s Agility Bonus in metres.
DARK ANGELS: STORM OF VENGEANCE
Required Rank: 3
Effects: While the Dark Angels adhere to the tenets of the
Codex Astartes (for the most part) and are capable of utilising
a wide range of tactics, a withering hail of bolter fire is a
time-honoured tradition and one frequently used by the Dark
Angels. Once per combat, the Battle-Brother may unleash a
Storm of Vengeance when making a Semi-auto Burst, Full-
Auto Burst, Overwatch or Suppressing Fire action. If the
attack hits, the Battle-Brother gains two bonus Degrees of
Success on the attack roll.
Improvements: At Rank 5 and above, all attempts to
Dodge a Storm of Vengeance attack suffer a –20 penalty. At
Rank 7 and above, the number of bonus Degrees of Success
increases to three.
STORM WARDEN: TANK COMMANDER
Required Rank: 3
Effects: The Battle-Brother is skilled in the operation of
heavy combat vehicles, from Rhino APCs to mighty Land
Raiders and earth-shattering Vindicators, and can allow
his adamantium steed to elude and endure the fire of the
enemy. If a vehicle the Battle-Brother is driving is attacked,
he may attempt to Dodge without the usual penalty for the
vehicle’s size; if successful, the attack counts as striking
the vehicle’s front armour.
Improvements: At Rank 5 and above, the Battle-
Brother’s skill at firing on the move is such that all the
vehicle’s weapons are considered to benefit from the
Auto-Stabilised Trait. At Rank 7 and above, the Battle-
Brother can deliver death from a tank’s weapons with
remarkable precision, adding +10 to his Ballistic Skill
when firing a vehicle-mounted weapon.
frajaq fucked around with this message at Oct 17, 2013 around 04:34
|# ? Oct 17, 2013 03:47|
"Anyone feel like volunteering for kill-team leader?"
Soundstrike Missile Launcher -10
Fire Selector for the Storm Bolter -2
More Kraken ammo -15
13 left if someone wants something.
Lets go with Oath of Knowledge. Taking Heightened Knowledge for my Sharpenings the Mind's Eye bonus for this mission, because hey why not.
|# ? Oct 17, 2013 20:32|
Anyone want those auto-sense goggles? I'll grab something else, if not. There's not much point to me using them. They help with calling in artillery though.
|# ? Oct 17, 2013 20:38|
"If we are to deal with xenos artifacts and a race of machines, perhaps we should look to our Tech-Marine for guidance during this mission."
|# ? Oct 17, 2013 22:35|
He sidles up to Raknavalak as they're leaving, giving the other marine a hearty pat on the back. "Congratulations! You're our leader. It's very official. You were clearly elected. What are your first orders?"
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 01:27|
The Black Templar nods, lowering his head and folding his hands together in the sign of the aquilia. "I thank you for the vote of confidence in my leadership, brothers. I will lead with the knowledge and strength of Mars, I swear to you this." Raknavalak hefts his axe and grins, giving Marcus a playful shove. "Come! We board! Make claim to your gear from the armory and let us take to the foe!"
oath of butts against the necrons, I need to decide what the hell to requisition.
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 02:25|
Devastator Lorne of the Storm Wardens
Having received his gear from the armory, Lorne heads down to the docking bay. He sees the Razorback before him and removes his helmet and gauntlets. He places a hand on the black painted vehicle and runs it along its length. He closes his eyes and speaks aloud as he does so, not caring who, if anyone, might hear.
"Razorback Armored personnel carrier. Based off the Rhino chassis. Capable of fielding a top mounted turret, smaller than a Predator tank's main turret. Standard Tilvius pattern uses twin linked heavy bolters for anti-infantry suppression, though this appears to be a Mark VIII configuration including twin linked lascannons and a pintle-mounted storm bolter."
He opens up the side hatch to peer inside and continues speaking to himself, "The vehicle uses a Quad MkII Adaptable Thermic Combustor Reactor that can push all 31 tons of vehicle to a cruising speed of up to 70 Kilometers per hour. With room for six marines and their gear, and remote firing for the main turret, this vehicle is the best way to get around the battlefield next to a Land Raider. When you absolutely need to get a squad somewhere and kill stuff along the way, accept no substitutes."
Lorne gives out a small sigh and replaces his gauntlets, and then his helmet, before climbing aboard. He puts his Lascannon and meltagun in one of the overhead racks. He enters the cramped driving compartment and takes a seat, leaning his claymore nearby. He straps in and begins the Rites of Awakening, preparing the vehicle for the arrival of the rest of his brothers.
Meh, just fluff posting.
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 04:02|
Rune Priest Eyjolf
"Ah, Battle Brother, leave the speaking of the mighty vehicle's virtues to the Tech Priests, and let us concentrate on the foe to be slain today."
I, myself, shall be taking a Storm Shield to go with my free Force Sword, along with the Saga Of The Warrior Born.
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 05:24|
Marcus piles into the Razorback like a dog excited about going for an Emperor approved car ride. Putting the just acquired auto-sense goggles on, he fiddles with them, zooming in close on Lorne's nose. "You need a trim, Brother," he comments, gesturing towards one of his own nostrils by way of explaination.
He flips the goggles to enable video capture, beginning to narrate as he sweeps across the interior. "Mission Log, Entry 1. Deathwatch Brother Marcus recording. Time is...1400 Sovereign. I'm in the Razorback now, soon to be deployed. The rest will be loading up shortly."
He zooms in on the Lascannon, and then down to his Power Fist as he holds his hand up, and then over to Eyjolf.
"Smile, Brother! You're on camera."
IPlayVideoGames fucked around with this message at Oct 18, 2013 around 17:46
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 17:32|
I am taking a Bionic Arm for 15 req and a Breaching Augur for my mechandrite for 20. I am also removing Unwieldy from my power-axe as per my special Forge Master ability. I am using up the free floating req that the others have given up.
Bionic Arm - 15
Breaching Augur - 20
Techxorcism Gun - 20
John Dyne fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2013 around 03:07
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 18:02|
Driscol arrives soon after the others and takes his place in the Razorback. He checks his narthecium and reductor to make sure they are both operating properly. He hopes that he will not need to use them to harvest a fallen brother's geneseed, but better prepared for the worst. He takes a seat and rests his newly acquired storm shield against his knees and seals his helmet.
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 20:55|
Xahariel sits down in the Razorback, supressing a sigh at Marcus' behaviour. There were necrons about, and he worried about nose hair.
|# ? Oct 18, 2013 22:56|
Tech-marine Raknavalak has chosen the Oath of
After the Kill-Team chooses their sacred equipment for the perilous mission, they head to the hangar bay where they begin to familiarize themselves with the Razorback as they enter it. Servitors run back and forth preparing and arming the Thunderhawk Transporter and the yellow Whirlwind, everything is checked thoroughly under the careful management of Forge Master Xerril. Brother Achemus of the Imperial Fists appears with Xerril and heads towards his own vehicle, doing one last ammunition check for the Vengeance mark missile launcher.
Finally the Thunderhawk is positioned towards the immense hangar gates that separates it from deep space. Lorne carefully drives the Razorback beneath the gunship and the Whirlwind follows suit. A *CLANK* noise is heard by the cramped marines as the Thunderhawk's magnetic clamps sticks to the vehicles. Red lights and warnings go off as servitors and human serfs evacuate the area. "The Emperor Protects. Purge the Alien, my Brothers!" voxes Xerril before he closes the comm channel and hurries out of the hangar bay. The hangar gates slowly opens as the Thunderhawk starts its powerful engines and starts lifting off. When the gates are fully open the gunship exits the Sword of Intolerance and heads towards the dead world.
ON THE SURFACE
After the expected heavy shaking as the Thunderhawk entered Sovereign's atmosphere, the landing thankfully proceeded smoothly with no enemy contact so far. The gunship's magnetized arms are raised and the vehicles are freed. The Thunderhawk starts flying once again as it returns to the atmosphere, its mission of safely transporting the Kill-Team completed.
Lorne starts the Razorback engine and drives towards the Iron Hawk Thunderhawk's coordinates, with the Whirlwind following a good distance behind. On the way the squad notices a couple things: The visibility is terrible with constant sandstorms; and the air is extremely toxic, a by-product of the Exterminatus Sovereign suffered a century ago.
After two hours of driving with absolutely nothing happening some of the marines start getting restless. It all stops when the sandstorm starts calming down and the Kill-Team can see a small ruined imperial city ahead of them, and more importantly, a circular Necron structure supporting a green glowing crystal right in the middle of the city.
Zahariel immediately recognizes it as one of the dreaded Necron Pylons, defensive structures with devastating firepower against air-units. A single shot of its Gauss Annihilator could easily destroy a Thunderhawk, formidable as the gunship is.
With the primary target found, the Razorback changes direction and slowly heads into the city, most of it in ruins with rubble and destruction everywhere. Brother Achemus in his Whirlwind opens a channel between the vehicles. "Whirlwind standing by, ready to unleash righteous devastation." As they get closer to target, the familiar sounds of autocannon and bolter fire are heard, as is the whip cracking of Gauss weaponry.
The blue thing in lower left corner is the Razorback. It's not actually blue.
Grey stuff are roads/streets, Brown are buildings, they are 10 meters high, a marine with a jump pack can easily jump to any of them. Very light brown is just plain dirt/ground. The black thing northeast of you is obviously the Necron Pylon, it is 30 meters high and has a ramp leading to it. The brown sticks near it are cover made from rubble.
Because I'm lazy/dumb and only know how to use paint to do anything, including fog of war, just imagine you can only see stuff down the street and to your right.
Also you're still in Narrative Time so no worrying about tactical speed, until you encounter enemy forces of course.
edit: I was asked about Whirlwind ammunition so here are the stats:
Whirlwind missile launcher (Vengeance) S/–/–, 3d10+5 X, Pen 6, Clip 10, Reload 2Full, Blast 
HOW DO YOU PROCEED BATTLE BROTHERS
frajaq fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2013 around 04:27
|# ? Oct 19, 2013 04:07|
"I can enter one of the buildings and get eyes on the pylon," Marcus offers Raknavalak. He's been silent ever since the landing, having packed his goggles away as he mentally focused on preparing for the task at hand. "They still don't know we're here. Sounds like they're engaged."
|# ? Oct 19, 2013 18:59|
"Looks as though we've found the anti-air problem. Let's see if we can assist whomever if firing those bolters."
Awareness(?) at 53 to figure out where the Imperial position is. Perhaps we can flank the enemy?
WS BS S T Ag Int Per WP Fel 52 42 (60)40 53 35 66 43 46 36 Wounds: 23/23 Fate: 3 Armour: 8 All/10 Chest; Storm Shield(55, 1-10) Weapon Range Fire Damage Pen Ammo Reload Special Thunder Hammer 2d10+11 8 Power Field, Concussive Bolter 100m S/2/4 2d10+5 5 28 Full Tearing Notable Abilities: -Awareness +10
Olanphonia fucked around with this message at Oct 20, 2013 around 02:43
|# ? Oct 20, 2013 00:47|
Devastator Lorne of the Storm Wardens
As they reach the pylon's outskirts, Lorne brings the Razorback to an idle. He turns his head and stares into the cabin of the APC, "alright, I can either remain driving and use this sweet machine as the light tank that she is, or I can dismount with my lascannon while someone else drives and we can flank the enemy, hopefully it'll focus on the razorback, letting me get into position to hit it from a blind angle."
That's pretty much it. I can stay with the tank and put these sweet lascannons to work, or someone else can drive and gun while I go out with my own lascannon and
I am perfectly fine with either option.
|# ? Oct 20, 2013 01:23|
Popping out of the upper hatch of the Razorback, the tech-marine keeps his servo-arm folded up against his back as he surveys the city. He holds his hand down inside the Razorback for a pair of magnoculars. Rakanavalak skims along the city line, zooming in where he can to get a better feel for things; the source of the shooting is obviously coming from the pylon.
The forgemaster ducks back into the razorback and pulls a dataslate out, bringing up a satellite snapshot of the city and marking the general location of where he believes the pylon to be, as well as the location of the Razorback. "We are here, and we presume the enemy is here, where the sound of combat is coming from. By the sounds of it, the combatants may be Imperial, but I would not rule out greenskins." He pauses for a moment, his brow furrowing. "I specialize in reconnaissance and stealth when it comes to these sorts of operations, brothers; I can see routes to safely determine what we will be up against and whether we will have allies or foes, but the attack approach I would leave to one such as Marcus."
"For now, I suggest we stick together; alone we are strong, but together our might is immeasurable against our foes. Once we know what we face, a pincer with Brother Lorne and the vehicle attacking from different vectors would be intelligent indeed."
Rolling Tactics (Recon and Stealth) to see if I can't figure out a good route where we can sneak up and get a good look at poo poo. Testing against 60 I think.
|# ? Oct 20, 2013 18:39|
"They could be Imperial, or they could be traitor. Remember this world was condemned not long ago, and we were given no reason to expect an allied presence." Well, found what shot down the Thunderhawk. If whoever is fighting the necrons, this could turn out to be a remarkably simple thing involving indiscriminate use of artillery.
Waci fucked around with this message at Oct 20, 2013 around 19:46
|# ? Oct 20, 2013 19:44|
Marcus the Scout
Raknavalak opts for getting some recon before planning how to proceed to the enemy zone and sends Marcus ahead to scout. The assault marine quickly disembarks of the Razorback and heads northeast through the alleys, hearing more gunfire as he goes forward. He slowly walks inside one of the abandoned buildings and heads upstairs where he can see a more broad vision of the battlefield.
Confirming the suspicion of the tactical marine earlier, Marcus can see a heavy fight between Traitor Marines and defending Necrons. He can see one of them in Terminator armor and another one with robes in the middle of channeling something. A battered Predator is providing covering fire to them. The Necrons respond with gauss and tesla weaponry from Immortals and large groups of Warriors. It seems that additional reinforcements are being summoned to protect the Pylon as a small pack of clawed necrons covered in skin comes from beneath the ground, while one of their mysterious vehicles starts turning from the north to join the fight.
Marcus's advanced goggles transmit the received data to the Razorback, but before he does anything else he hears a sharp noise coming from the abandoned building on the other side of the street. A square portal to another dimension appears as a cyclopean machine with a huge rifle walks through it, the portal quickly closing afterwards. Edit: Concealment Roll passed! Marcus quickly hides in the rubble around him, the necron sniper failing to spot him as he looks around for any hostiles.
Inside the Razorback, the tactical map is updated with the latest data.
Red = Chaos Marines
Big Red = Chaos Terminator
Red and Orange = Chaos Sorcerer
Green = Immortals
Light Green = Horde of Necron Warriors, each 40 magnitude
Green and Brown = Flayed Ones
Green and White = Deathmarks
frajaq fucked around with this message at Oct 21, 2013 around 00:06
|# ? Oct 20, 2013 22:18|
Devastator Lorne of the Storm Wardens
Lorne looks at the updated tactical readout on his helmet's HUD. He looks back at the rest of the group in the Razorback, "Not to sound like a coward, but it is a rare day when the Enemies of Man do our work for us. Why not let them duke it out, the rush in and kill the weakened survivor?" He punctuates his question with a shrug of his armored shoulders.
"Though if you want to be foolish, we could drive up the next street and put some lascannon shots into the rear of that predator."
|# ? Oct 20, 2013 23:09|
Driscol nods, though few see it. "I agree Brother. Let them kill each other and we will finish the rest. No more Imperial lives should be risked until they are needed."
|# ? Oct 20, 2013 23:31|
"Traitors. We should kill any survivors," Marcus reports in, keeping low. He watches the Deathmark appearing. "Sniper emerging. Necron. Think this is about to go even worse for the Legion. We should use the noise to position ourselves to strike when we have the opportunity."
IPlayVideoGames fucked around with this message at Oct 21, 2013 around 00:09
|# ? Oct 21, 2013 00:05|
"I would worry more about the necron vehicle than the predator. Suggest we manoeuvre into position to put lascannon shots into that. I also suggest we call in the Whirlwind strike and engage as soon as we're in position. The necrons can regenerate quickly enough for the traitors to not be able to inflict significant damage to their forces, and as long as that pylon is there, they will keep getting reinforcements. We need to destroy that pylon before they call in heavier support."
|# ? Oct 21, 2013 00:41|
The tech-marine's fists clench as he hears who the foes are, and he turns redder than Marcus' pauldron at the notion of letting traitors go without even a single engagement. "Are you all insane? The ONE TRUE FOE is in front of us, and you say 'let them duke it out!?'" He slams his fist against the interior of the razorback, his eyes blazing.
"Brother Marcus! Describe their armor and clothing to me! I will know our foe, and then I will bring the Emperor's Fury to them for all that they have done, to our Primarchs and the Astartes, and the Imperium of Man!"
FL Traitor Legion +20 test, so 80. Also INSPIRE HATRED BECAUSE THESE LADIES THINK WE AREN'T SPACE MARINES
John Dyne fucked around with this message at Oct 21, 2013 around 01:14
|# ? Oct 21, 2013 01:03|
|# ? Apr 21, 2014 15:01|
"You misheard me, Brother. I wouldn't suggest letting them go. Simply gaining tactical superiority," Marcus growls, moving somewhat in the rubble to observe the conflict below. "Sending video now," he adds, fiddling with his goggles to start streaming back to the Razorback, as he begins describing the traitor colors.
|# ? Oct 21, 2013 01:21|