The Ordos

The latter bits of the demise of Gustavus Hekate.

  • Reestheus peers into the pit anxiously.

Reestheus:
Yeah, a few…

Thracia:
I’m not sure another grenade is in order, but can we burn it?

  • Reestheus checks his pockets and shrugs.
  • Commissar 314159 sheathes his sword and moves to retrieve his lamp

Commissar 314159:
“Was there a key fragment on his corpse?”

  • Thracia frowns slightly and steps back. “That?” She gestures at the hand.

Commissar 314159:
“Perhaps, it is more the tech-priests domain than mine.”

Stigatus:
mmhmm

  • Stigatus takes the key peice and fits it together with the others

Stigatus:
It still appears to be incomplete

Commissar 314159:
“There is still much of this cathedral unsearched. Perhaps this room contains a clue to the last Hekate.”

  • Stigatus nods

Stigatus:
Reason would dictate

  • Reestheus counts off on his fingers. “So we’ve gotten ghosts, zombies…. who wants to wager on what’s next?”
  • Commissar 314159 states flatly, “Daemon-possessed.”
  • Reestheus frowns.

Stigatus:
Should we head to the library then?

Atella:
“The ways of the warp are mystereous and evel. Emporer protect us.”

Thracia:
Yes, we should continue to search. I do not believe we are done.

  • Commissar 314159 nods in agreement
  • Reestheus sighs. “Lead the way.”
  • Commissar 314159 moves towards the pair and gives them a cursory look over
  • Reestheus grips his gun tighter.

Reestheus:
How… how is this happening? We left the body back there…

Commissar 314159:
“Curious. Any explanation, psyker?”

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 39 VS. Target Number 33 Failure!

Sun Chu Sing:
“No, none.”

Commissar 314159:
“Well”

Sun Chu Sing:
“Dark forces.”

Commissar 314159:
“Let us endeavor to add a third witch to the penitent pyre.”

Thracia:
And then this place will be razed.

Reestheus:
Let’s get this over with.
High bookcases line the walls of the librarium, winding up a massive staircase reaching to the ceiling. In an alcove formed by a large bay window is a huge reading desk with high backed chairs. Various time pieces tick and chime from placement along the height of the tower, and the smells of decaying paper and leather are very strong. The carpet, once a deep burgundy, has been ruined with damp, as have many of th ebooks. In similarly poor condition is the fresco on the ceiling. Once it depicted scenes from the lives of Imperial saints, but large parts have been obliterated as the damp plaster beneath has fallen away

Reestheus:
Spared no expense I guess…

Commissar 314159:
“Why do we keep coming accross time pieces?”

  • Reestheus moves to search the desk.
  • Commissar 314159 moves together with Reestheus, but passes the desk and goes to take in the view from the bay window.
    GM:
    The reading desk has no drawers and is simply a large table like you’d see in a public library only made of metal and topped with cracked leather.
  • Sun Chu Sing can I search the bookcases?
    You say to the GMs: anything of note in this window
  • Atella lights up as she enters the library
  • Atella she begins searching around for interesting items around the reading area

Sun Chu Sing:
Skill Check 40 VS. Target Number 33 Failure!

Atella:
Skill Check 98 VS. Target Number 32 Failure!

  • Reestheus wonders if there is a magazine section.
  • Commissar 314159 makes his way from the bay window and looks over the various chiming clocks, looking for any symbols similar to the chrono on Scintilla
  • Atella chains the valuable books to herself
  • Thracia remains on buard at the main entryway.

Commissar 314159:
“This would have been quite something.”

Commissar 314159:
“In more pious days…”
You say to the GMs: I don’t know what I might roll in regards to the clocks
You say to the GMs: perception?
GM whispers: forbidden lore warp… lore skills for sure
You say to the GMs: poo
You say to the GMs: Have imperial creed…

Commissar 314159:
“Librarian, and perhaps the hiver can lend his talents as well. These clocks seem of note. How does a clock stay ticking after this many decades? What can you tell of them?”

Commissar 314159:
Skill Check 18 VS. Target Number 33 Success!

Stigatus:
they must be drawing power from elsewhere much like the clock in the nave

Stigatus:
Curious as the power appears to be off everywhere else in the house

Thracia:
((pumpkin time… please post a log or summary))
Thracia is disconnected.

Atella:
“Tisk, Tisk, tisk. I would propose that the clocks were used to time astronomical events given the… proclivities of the former occupants.”

Reestheus:
So… that would mean….

Commissar 314159:
“Given enough research, and the proper cogitators, would you be able to discern what celestial happenings the heretics were interested in? It would seem pertinent to our overall mission.”

Stigatus:
Perhaps. For now, however, we should continue our search.

  • Reestheus wanders around the library looking for clues.

Commissar 314159:
“Quite, I was not suggesting we begin that currently.”

  • Commissar 314159 looks from the clocks to cratered butter loaded face of Atella, thinking to himself of star stuff. He raises his eyes to the fresco, looking for anything that jumps out at him

Reestheus:
search book

Reestheus:
search other book

Reestheus:
search other other book

  • Commissar 314159 climbs the winding staircase to to the upper levels of the library where the books might be less abused by the elements

Reestheus:
Skill Check 41 VS. Target Number 15 Failure!

  • Reestheus throws the book to the ground. “Gibberish”
  • Commissar 314159 leans near the railing and shouts down, “Librarian. Your expertise is needed.”

Commissar 314159:
“I have found a tome, a playbook it would seem.”

  • Atella snatches up the book and flips through the pages

Atella:
Skill Check 62 VS. Target Number 32 Failure!

Atella:
“Hrm….”

Atella:
“This appears to be the writing of Nejea Hekata.”

  • Reestheus pulls more books off the shelves, looking for pages with pictures.

Commissar 314159:
“Original works?”

  • Atella looks up and says “The madness in the banquet hall matches this story. Perhaps she was inspired by her own writings.”

Commissar 314159:
“Is that the one titled, Bosepherus and Thusildora?”

Commissar 314159:
“It has been well worn… that suggests lengthy preparations.”

Commissar 314159:
“In the story, can you identify which characters might be inspired by the Hekates? If so, any insight into the third heretic?

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