The Ordos

Comet Debris and other Detritus.

As you stare out into the void you can make out the sparse field of rock and ice that never gained sufficient mass to form a planet and small protoplanets being worn down into bits by the herculean forces of the system

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 76 VS. Target Number 43 Failure!
The servitors expertly pilot the small guncutter away from the monolithic titan transport and several hours later you near the area of space plotted for the signal. You are at the far edges of the Lathe systems and even here the strange gravitational effects of the system are causing your Augers to go haywire.

  • Reestheus Rees, sitting in one of the chairs with his feet crossed on one of the consoles, looks somewhat bored.

Thracia:
((grabbing caffein))

Stigatus:
Skill Check 59 VS. Target Number 80 Success!

  • Stigatus hunches over the Augers, whispering soothing cants
    Sigatus Works at the controls of the Auger a song of praise to the machine god eminating from his voicebox as he works. After everal minuts he finally looks up from the controls.

Stigatus:
I believe I have located the signal. I will require more readings closer to the source.

Commissar 314159:
“Anything of concern between us and the source?”
After several more hours of slow movement and sensor checks you believe you are significantly closer to the disturbance and you ready yourself for more sensor checks

Stigatus:
“debris”

Reestheus:
….from what?
Reestheus is disconnected.

  • Thracia paces.
    Reestheus has connected.

Stigatus:
“asteroids and such”

Stigatus:
Skill Check 97 VS. Target Number 80 Failure!

  • Reestheus sighs and stands up, walking over to Stigatus and peering over his shoulder.

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 70 VS. Target Number 43 Failure!

Reestheus:
Skill Check 9 VS. Target Number 29 Success!

  • Reestheus leans in and presses a few buttons.
    Nicodemus roks the dials but the signal fails to resolve. Reestheus approaches the lectern, throws several switches and the signal snaps into focus
  • Stigatus nods to reestheus, The machine spirits respond favorably to your ministrations. I am surprised and impressed
    Moving incredibly carefully now, the cutter moves close to a large cometary fragment labled 0-777 You feel you are close enough to determine the source of the signal anomaly now with a final sensor check

Stigatus:
Skill Check 4 VS. Target Number 80 Success!
GM:
nailed it
Stigatus analyzes the fragment carefully. The aguers flicker with a pale grreen light and images flash rapidly across its viewer

Stigatus:
“Mmm well this explains much”

Stigatus:
“There are signs of a manmade structure embedded into the core of this comet, and it is broadcasting communication signals”

  • Commissar 314159 turns to Sing, “Can you tell if any witchcraft is involved?”
  • Thracia stops her pacing and listens now.

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 35 VS. Target Number 53 Success!

Reestheus:
Probably smugglers or raiders…

Sun Chu Sing:
“The warp has become more disturbed the closer we have gotten to the source of the signal.”

  • Commissar 314159 turns to Stigatus, “Tech-Priest, are the communication signals just noise, or is anything being said.”

Stigatus:
Skill Check 4 VS. Target Number 80 Success!

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 84 VS. Target Number 38 Failure!

Stigatus:
“We shall see”

Stigatus:
“The owners of this comet have put forth a lot of effort to not be located”

Stigatus:
“mmm the communications are coded, beyond normal transmission methods”

Sun Chu Sing:
.gm I wish I could say I fell bad for him, but I don’t

Sun Chu Sing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjgQqWjrgc4

Sun Chu Sing:
incase anybody was wondering

Reestheus:
Should we try knocking?

Stigatus:
“better to let ourselves in”

Commissar 314159:
“Undetected if possible.”

Atella:
Whoever they are they wont appreciate us being there.

  • Stigatus commands the servitors to locate a landing zone

Stigatus:
“I recomend you all suit up, the void is anathema to the ways of flesh

  • Stigatus turns to Reestheus

Stigatus:
“Grew up in a hive did you?”

  • Reestheus raises an eyebrow. “Yes…”
  • Sun Chu Sing puts on his void-suit.

Stigatus:
“If you ever dreamed of walking among the stars, you’re in luck”

  • Commissar 314159 finds his stowed gear and begins to to go through the processes
  • Sun Chu Sing leaving the helmet off for the time being.
  • Reestheus frowns and starts to get suited up. “This isn’t like the Vids.”

Stigatus:
“The suits only have roughly 30 minutes of air, so finding an enterence will be paramount, they are also equiped with empellers, so no risk of floating off”

Sun Chu Sing:
“Maybe we should find an entrance first.”

Stigatus:
“we can, although the more we navigate this vessel, the higher our chance of being detected”

Stigatus:
“Assuming we have not already been detected”

Sun Chu Sing:
“Is discretion always the best method?”

  • Reestheus locks and loads his autogun. “Nope.”

Stigatus:
“Not always, but if you’d like there to be any air awaiting you inside…. perhaps this time it is”?
the lighter begins to rock slightly as the servitors bring the ship in line with the comet’s tail

  • Commissar 314159 finishes his preparations and stands ready, “Well then, shall we?”

Stigatus:
“I will go first, and see if I can locate an enterence, and then I will signal for the rest of you”
GM:
ligher = guncutter
The Cutter’s systems begint to power down to minimal power to reduce it’s signature presence

Stigatus:
“Walks into the airlock and closes it behind himself”

  • Stigatus straps on an empeller
  • Thracia is prepared, her weapons at the ready, her expression stern.
  • Stigatus opens the outer airlock and is sucked out
    GM:
    make an agility test ANDa strength test

Stigatus:
Skill Check 3 VS. Target Number 33 Success!

Stigatus:
Skill Check 3 VS. Target Number 25 Success!
Stigatus steps out into the void and a short time later you see him float past the main screens of the cutter heading towards the asteroid. After a 10 minute flight he lands almost perfectly on target

  • Commissar 314159 watches the screens and periodically checks his microbead and the ships communications
  • Stigatus waves his hands indicating the others should come now
  • Stigatus hopes someone is watching
  • Thracia steps forward. “I’ll go next.”

Sun Chu Sing:
(Wants THracia to carry him)

  • Sun Chu Sing puts on his helmet and follows Thracia.

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 12 VS. Target Number 36 Success!

  • Reestheus takes a deep breath and puts on his helmet.

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 77 VS. Target Number 36 Failure!

  • Commissar 314159 attaches his helmet and checks his various weapons, and packs

Thracia:
Skill Check 78 VS. Target Number 33 Failure!

Thracia:
Skill Check 13 VS. Target Number 42 Success!

Commissar 314159:
Skill Check 24 VS. Target Number 44 Success!

Commissar 314159:
Skill Check 44 VS. Target Number 33 Failure!

Reestheus:
Skill Check 57 VS. Target Number 34 Failure!

Reestheus:
Skill Check 82 VS. Target Number 31 Failure!

  • Reestheus starts hopping like mad.
  • Sun Chu Sing makes his way to the location of Stigatus’ becon.
  • Stigatus points towards the loading bay

Stigatus:
“a small maintenence craft left that bay shortly after I landed, it had mechanicus markings on it

Thracia:
It left?

Thracia:
As in someone evacuating this place?

Stigatus:
“No, it is an unmanned craft used for repair of the external devices”

Stigatus:
“Ownd by, or stolen from, my order”

  • Reestheus stops in his tracks when he comes upon a maintenance pod trying to repair an antenna array.
  • Reestheus ducks behind a nearby ridge and radios the others.
  • Commissar 314159 watches the loading bay, curiously.

Reestheus:
Should I try to slip past it or engage?

Stigatus:
“Its possibly autonomous, but keep out of its line of sight just in case and permit it to continue its work”

Reestheus:
I recommend we find some air, otherwise I won’t be joining you in this endeavor.

  • Reestheus arrives with his oxygen indicator blinking.

Commissar 314159:
“Let’s not stand on ceremony, or the hiver won’t make it.”

  • Stigatus points to airlock
  • Commissar 314159 makes his way for the airlock, though waits for Thracia first
  • Thracia steps forward, ready to lead the way should the door be opened.

Stigatus:
“Your air awaits on the far side of that door”

Reestheus:
Skill Check 81 VS. Target Number 34 Failure!

  • Reestheus frantically tries to open the door.

Stigatus:
“Relax reestheus, the more stressed you become, the more oxygen you consume”

Reestheus:
Well then someone get this thing open.

Reestheus:
Skill Check 87 VS. Target Number 34 Failure!

Stigatus:
“mmm, how long after loss of oxygen before the brain is damaged Thracia?”

  • Reestheus ’ breath becomes frantic.
  • Commissar 314159 turns, and fires up his empeller towards the loading bay
  • Thracia shrugs. “Depends on how you define damage to the brain.”

Stigatus:
“If you die, I shall ensure you are made into the finest servitor Reestheus, and I shall impart only the finest security logics on your lifeless cyberhusk”

  • Reestheus follows the Commissar as quickly as possible.
  • Thracia grabs hold of Reestheus as she empells along beside and past him, hauling him along.
  • Stigatus follows the others
    the Bay’s atmoshpere is held in with a simple mag field, you should be able to push right through it. Unfortunately however you can see servitors and crew inside the bay

Stigatus:
“So much for the stealthy approach”

  • Stigatus readies his Laz Gun

Commissar 314159:
“Perhaps we will be welcomed as liberators.”

  • Thracia looks at the others and then pushes her way through.
  • Commissar 314159 follows Thracia through the mag field
  • Stigatus follows
  • Reestheus lands and tosses off his helmet, gasping for air.
  • Sun Chu Sing pushes through the mag field behind the battle sister.
    You push through the mag field and into the landing bay. Inside you can see two more maintainance pods and a Lathes pattern lighter being serviced by a team of 2 tech priests and 3 servitors.

Stigatus:
“One day Reestheus, inbetween life threathening calamities of your own making, you’ll have to explain why it is you were lifted up from the drudge of your former life by our master, and shackled as a burden onto us”
in the rafters several feral lookingcherubs flit, watching you with greedy eyes.

  • Thracia studies the surroundings, assessing the threat.
  • Stigatus speaking in binary “Greetings Brothers, How goes your service to the Ommnissiah”
  • Reestheus coughs. “I often wonder the same.”
    The techpriests approach.
  • Commissar 314159 removes his helmet, reaches into one of the satchels, then places his Commissar hat on and adjusts it

Tech Priest:
Who are these people? Where are you coming from?

Stigatus:
“They are with me, and we are coming from outside obviously”

Tech Priest:
Your logic is faulty. Non Brotherood personel are not allowed on board. Where is your authorization?

Stigatus:
“We are servants of the Ordos, you are all subject to questioning, resistance will be met with lethal force”

  • Stigatus points his gun towards the techpriest

Tech Priest:
Seize them! Intruders!

  • Thracia steps up behind and to the side of Stigatus, her hand on the hilt of her chainsword.

Stigatus:
“So be it”

Reestheus:
Boring conversation anyways

Stigatus:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = 3 + 4 = 7 »

Thracia:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = 3 + 1 = 4 »

Commissar 314159:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = 4 + 10 = 14 »

Reestheus:
« AgilityMod+1d10+1 = 3 + 9 + 1 = 13 »

Servitor 2:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = + 6 = 6 »

Servitor 2:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = + 5 = 5 »

Tech Priest 1:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = 6 + 10 = 16 »

Tech Priest 1:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = 6 + 7 = 13 »

Sun Chu Sing:
« AgilityMod+1d10 = 3 + 4 = 7 »
Commissar 314159 has received initiative.

Commissar 314159:
“You have made a fatal mistake. The Golden Throne guides us.”

  • Stigatus has to take a huge shit, will fire his gun in burst fire on his turn

Commissar 314159:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
65 VS. Target Number 68 Hit!

Tech Priest 1:
Skill Check 14 VS. Target Number 15 Success!
Atella has received initiative.
Reestheus has received initiative.

  • Commissar 314159 charges at the Tech-Priest, drawing his chainsword in the process, and missing the priest by the tiniest fraction

Reestheus:
RANGED ATTACK
Generic Ballistic Roll
63 VS. Target Number 44 Miss!

The Dei Phage:
Im back
Reestheus has received initiative.
Sun Chu Sing has received initiative.

  • Sun Chu Sing draws his hotshot las pistol and shoots at the nearest tech priest.

Sun Chu Sing:
RANGED ATTACK
Generic Ballistic Roll
3 VS. Target Number 44 Hit!

Sun Chu Sing:
« 1d10+4 = 1 + 4 = 5 »
Stigatus has received initiative.

The Dei Phage:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
42 VS. Target Number 79 Hit!
Stigatus has received initiative.

Tech Priest 1:
MELEE ATTACK 96 VS. Target Number 70 Miss!

Tech Priest 1:
Skill Check 45 VS. Target Number 30 Failure!

  • Commissar 314159 avoids the staff attack with minimal adjustment
    Thracia has received initiative.
  • Thracia says with conviction, “Feel the Wrath of the Emperor of Mankind, ye heretics who stand against His sanctified servants!” Thracia brings her chainsword down at the Techpriest.

Commissar 314159:
(quaff)

Thracia:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
15 VS. Target Number 55 Hit!

Stigatus:
Death if but a doorway, time but a window!

Thracia:
« 1d10+2 = 10 + 2 = 12 »

Thracia:
« 1d10+2 = 3 + 2 = 5 »

Thracia:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
5 VS. Target Number 55 Hit!

Thracia:
« 1d10+2 = 8 + 2 = 10 »

Thracia:
« 1d5 = 2 »

Stigatus:
RANGED ATTACK
Generic Ballistic Roll
80 VS. Target Number 85 Hit!

  • Thracia swings her chainsword through the techpriest in front of her in a spray of oils, springs, wires, and any flesh left in the techpriest, sawing him in half.

Stigatus:
« 1d10+4 = 8 + 4 = 12 »

  • Tech Priest turns to run away

Tech Priest:
sound the alarm!
Commissar 314159 has received initiative.

Commissar 314159:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
51 VS. Target Number 68 Hit!

Commissar 314159:
« 1d10+5 = 6 + 5 = 11 »

Commissar 314159:
« 1d10+5 = 3 + 5 = 8 »

Commissar 314159:
« 1d5 = 3 »
Atella has received initiative.
Reestheus has received initiative.

Reestheus:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
74 VS. Target Number 52 Miss!
Sun Chu Sing has received initiative.

Sun Chu Sing:
RANGED ATTACK
Generic Ballistic Roll
54 VS. Target Number 54 Hit!

Sun Chu Sing:
« 1d10+4 = 1 + 4 = 5 »
Stigatus has received initiative.

Stigatus:
RANGED ATTACK
Generic Ballistic Roll
74 VS. Target Number 85 Hit!

Stigatus:
« 1d10+4 = 10 + 4 = 14 »

Stigatus:
« 1d10+4 = 2 + 4 = 6 »

Stigatus:
RANGED ATTACK
Generic Ballistic Roll
54 VS. Target Number 35 Miss!

Stigatus:
« 1d10+4 = 7 + 4 = 11 »

Tech Priest:
Skill Check 8 VS. Target Number 30 Success!

Thracia:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
20 VS. Target Number 45 Hit!

Thracia:
PARRY!

  • Thracia brings her chainsword around in a powerful sweep at the servitor.

Thracia:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
95 VS. Target Number 55 Miss!
Thracia has received initiative.
Commissar 314159 has received initiative.

Commissar 314159:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
69 VS. Target Number 58 Miss!

Commissar 314159:
MELEE ATTACK
Generic Melee Attack!
54 VS. Target Number 58 Hit!

Tech Priest:
Skill Check 63 VS. Target Number 15 Failure!

  • Commissar 314159 stalks over to the Servitor Thracia is involved with and hacks at it

Commissar 314159:
« 1d10+5 = 6 + 5 = 11 »

Commissar 314159:
« 1d10+5 = 8 + 5 = 13 »

Commissar 314159:
« 1d5 = 2 »

  • Commissar 314159 cleans his chainsword before sheathing it

Thracia:
((I need to pumpkin… I’ll check the log. Sorry.))

Stigatus:
“This hanger lacks the proper funk!”
Thracia is disconnected.

Commissar 314159:
“Looks like we’ve completed two of the hologram’s goals, and have made inroads into the third.”

  • Stigatus inspects the remains of one of the tech priests

Commissar 314159:
“The psyker mentioned an increase in witchery. What can you tell us now that we’ve infiltrated the installation?”

Stigatus:
“These priests have an abnormally high level of augmentation”

Stigatus:
“In addition I have reason to suspect that proper rituals to the omnissiah are not being observed here”

Stigatus:
“I must investigate further”

Commissar 314159:
“Our path is laid out before us then. It is our duty to eliminate those who run this base, and see to it their designs are waylaid.”

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