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Perpetual Defiance - Thread 4 - What could possibly go wrong?

Archice:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Perpetual+Defiance

Welcome to Perpetual Defiance, here we play a game where you take the role of a Solar Auxilia Mercenary lobbied into existence by planetary governors and in service to the Emperor and the Imperial Senate. Mostly the latter though. Detached from the main crusading hierarchy, your job is to go to planets where planetary governors need to keep a lid on things and are willing to pay an exorbitant amount of money.

You're also a perpetual, a ridiculously rare kind of human with through some quirk of fate receiving the mixed blessing of both not being able to die, but also living in Warhammer 40 000 universe.

On the last thread you, through the help of dice, managed to somehow stumble your way into the upper hive and fight your way to the escaping shuttle of the hive's rebellious government and hijack their spacecraft, making you a millionaire in the process.

There's also an Alpha Legion Terminator active in the system, the system is blocked by warpstorms and an unknown starship just entered into the system, through said warpstorm and the rebel leaders might all just be infiltrators planted by the enemy.

Besides all the forementioned stuff, the war is going absolutely swimmingly! You made some sweet muscle gains, and you got invited to a party held by the Planetary Governor, celebrating the recent victories.

Anyway, you can check the archive if you want more info. We're picking from where we left off because it was such a good cutoff point!

But first, the character sheet!
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Character Sheet!

Wounds: 17/17

Characteristics:
(WS) Weapon Skill - 55
(BS) Ballistic Skill - 43
(S) Strength - 50
(T) Toughness - 41
(Ag) Agility - 30
(Int) Intelligence - 34
(Wp) Willpower - 32
(Fel) Fellowship - 32
(Per) Perception - 29


Skills:
(S) Athletics +10
(WS) Parry +10
(Ag) Dodge: +10
(Ag) Operate (Aeronautica) +10
(Ag) Operate (Surface) +10
(Int) Security: +10
(Int) Common Lore (War) +10
(Int) Navigate (Surface) +10
(Int) Navigate (Stellar) +10
(Int) Tech-Use +10
(Per) Survival +10
(Fel) Charm +10

Weapon Proficiencies:
Power, Las, Solid Projectile

Talents: Duelist, Swift Attack, Bulging Biceps

Languages:
High Gothic, Mercenary Cant

Wargear:
> Unarmed: [1d5-3+5 Impact], [Primitive]

Total encumbrance: 0/56kg

Duffel Bag Storage: (Currently stored at Rodgers Estate)
> M31 Great Crusade Commemorative Coin
> M31 Machine Spirit Vintage Amasec
> Unused Astartes Pattern Bolt Round
> Personal Dataslate
> Black Ops Dataslate
> Change Uniform

Medals:
> Cog of Service
> Eagle Ordinary
> Steel Aquila
> Infantry Laurels: Ace (Vector Campaign)
> Infantry Laurels: Ace of Aces (Vector Campaign)

Cosmetics:
> Aviator glasses
> Rebel hat x 2
> Aviator hat x2
> Council Guard Hat x1
> Sailor Hat x1

Money:
>9,901,080 Throne Gelt

Debts:
>1600 TG to the Rodgers Family
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> N

You spent some time hanging with the soldiery till evening, chatting up some newbies and veterans. Most just on their leave to spend some money and take time off from killing.

Those who had fought Xenos didn't seem to consider this to be a too difficult a battlefield. Just annoying in the sense that the air power isn't dead yet, so any medium-sized formation is going to get blasted to shit, so it's either small skirmishes or grand and pondersome movements.

The rookies on the other hand didn't exactly hold the same mindset. Those with limited combat experience had developed a certain amount of trauma from bolter and heavy weapons fire. Still, considering the mental profiling the army did before recruitment, nobody was really at their breaking point.

Even the greenest Varangonian recruit was still a match for their elites in skill, and you definitely had the better equipment. Shells fall, some people die, but at the end of the day, you were still winning by a considerable margin. That was the general feel in the air. Just a steady slog to victory as the Imperial War Machine slowly crushed the life out of the resistance with minimal casualties.

Business as usual. Of course, things just couldn't ever turn out to be that easy, could they?

Come evening, a driver was sent to drag you off from the barracks in your modest dress uniform. Far cry from the ostentatious stuff the officers receive with swords and gold and everything, yours was just a simple clean dress uniform with the only embellishments being your medals and rank.

Outside waiting for you was an armored limousine with a hefty escort of VT APCs surrounding it, along with several PDF bikes. The driver gestured you towards the fancy vehicle as he opened the door for you.

Inside the car, you were greeted by a really high ranking officer, probably pushing 150 or something. You immediately move to salute.
"At ease trooper. Tribunal Officer Victor Vandredge, senior representative of the Armorium, pleasure to meet you."
"Pleasure to meet you sir!" You answered, lowering your salute with the level of sincerity a soldier has when at the presence of a superior officer he doesn't want to piss off ( a solid 20% ).
"Sit"
He gestures towards the veritable vacancy within the armored Limousine. Soon as you entered he lit a cigar, his augmetics glowing through the dark smoke in an almost ominous manner.

When the car door closed, he hit the vehicle's intercom on the table in front of him and gave a simple command.
"Drive"
The scenery rolled past you in the tinted windows as you sat with the old officer, face to face.
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[2/3]

As the vehicle rode along, you were being scanned by the elderly officer as the ride went on. He clearly had some cognitive enhancements done, as indicated by the wires going to the cranium. His hair had gone all white, yet his pallor betrayed the subtle trace of rejuvenation treatment.

The rank he held was an extremely prestigious one. To be a tribune of the Armorium meant that he had veto power on strategies he would indicate to be too costly in terms of wargear. Manpower was often easier replenished than high-end equipment.

"Aren Seion... A rookie who on his second mission pulled off an Astartes level maneuver. I have read your report, though from the state you returned your armor in, I was expecting more augments and battle scars."
You shrug
"Sorry to disappoint sir."
He just waves it away and continues.
"No matter. You're making my job easier the long term. Harder on short term as the idea of trying to make this conquest as swift as the warmaster makes his, but there's too many background factors to let us abandon caution."
You nod knowingly
"I understand Sir."
"You would, wouldn't you? Seeing how you've been at the heart of much of this, Wish I could tell you the full extent, of the matters we've at work in the background. Unfortunately, that will have to wait until the campaign is settled."
"Understood Sir, albeit I don't suppose you could tell me about the starship that entered the system? Or is that classified as well?"
"Hmm.... Soon as they entered system they went to hiding. Presumably hostile until we verify their identity. We're not overruling the possibility of pirates, smugglers, traitor reinforcements or even xenos. No matter, so long as we hold our cards to our chest and don't overplay our hands, we're still in the advantage."
"So we're to wait out the warpstorm and get word to the Imperium."
He puffs smoke a while as he thinks of an appropriate answer.
"More or less. We've a suspicion the warpstorm may not be entirely coincidental, but once it's gone, representatives both martian and ours will bring this forward to Terra and the Governor will stir up things on Segmentum level best he can. Vangrippes have considerable pull there."
"Not coincidental, sir?"
He scoffs
"Ever since Edict of Nikea, we've had pissy psykers going rogue. I wouldn't be surprised if they helped the rebels coordinate with the coming warpstorm."
"The Edict of Nikea? What's that?"
"Don't follow politics? It's just some regulation on use of psychic powers that ruffled up a bunch of people. As if we didn't already regulate dangerous technologies on every level, am I right? I feel they're just a bunch of arrogant prats upset the Emperor plugged their little loophole."
"Whatever you say sir."
"Mnmmm..."
He grumbles in response.
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[3/3]

You sat in the car, sort of awkwardly as you didn't exactly know why they put you in the same vehicle with this guy, or how to talk with him because he was at such a higher rank.

After a brief pause, the man resumed talking once more.
"Say, trooper. You got any plans for the future?"
"Plans, sir?"
"You know, in terms of your career. Seeing the stunt you did and how you've got a knack for not dying, I'd imagine after the stunt you pulled, you may be getting some interesting offers from the general staff to get you transferred."
"Haven't really given it much thought, Sir."
"Well, you should. It's a waste to keep you so loosely affiliated with the low-rung regulars. I think you could go much higher if you agreed to take a second term, or even on a permanent basis. We could get you started on juvenats and officer training by the end of the week if that's something you're interested in. If you'd promise indefinite service, they'll give you a lot more perks for you and your family as well, or your future family if you haven't married yet."
"Errr... supposing I wasn't so keen on promising an extra ten years of service?"
He scoffs in a dramatic tone?
"The Hero of the Vesser Raid chickening out? I suppose you could join up within the personal retinue of someone with more commitment, or try your luck getting into whatever sort of regiment you feel like, though I can't promise you'd rise very far in the ranks that way."

Important decision time!
> You're sufficiently famous that you can apply into most branches of service! (Except Black ops, but fuck them)
> Question is exactly what sort of service branch are actually looking to get into?

Do you have something in mind, or would you like to take an aptitude test?
> Yea (write-in)
> Nah, hit me with the test
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>>4854786
> Question is exactly what sort of service branch are actually looking to get into?
> Nah, hit me with the test
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>>4854786
> Question is exactly what sort of service branch are actually looking to get into?

>What branch would you recommend sir?
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>>4854786
> Nah, hit me with the test
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I want whatever lets us work with machines because we need to train our into and tech-use.

I don't care if it's tank, aircraft or mechs. If we don't build up our int and tech use, we'll miss the opportunity to innovate when we have the chance.
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>>4854786
> Path of officership in the Assault infantry.
> Nah, hit me with the test
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>>4854786
>Hit me with the test anyway
A good way for people to figure out the mindset of our MC

>Personally I'm looking to fill a role similar to the Vesser Raid, Geared up with hammer and Jetpack, simple objective and getting too it. Because with all due respect, anything beyond breaking shit is a little dampner on my enjoyment.

I feel like this is a somewhat accurate look into his mindset. He enjoys thrill and danger, and his aptitude for destruction outweighs his ability for discretion.
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>>4854795
>>4854798
That is a question guys, not an option. What branch do we want to go into?

>>4854806
And that can be trained with the quartermaster or with the Engineseers, no need to dedicate ourselves to a deployment just for that.
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>>4854812
I kind of want us to learn how to be lead though, being a grunt is fine for while, but being a grunt for the lifespan of a Perpetual seem a bit much.
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>>4854786
While I agree that we want tech it won't be a problem for a few thousand years. However getting into officer training and getting political pull will help us both with tech as well as short and long term.
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>>4854786
> Nah, hit me with the test
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>>4854815
You have a point, though if we rise too high we stop getting to throw ourselves into the fray.

So the idea I had in mind was actually similar to Captain Price, whereby we get ourselves into the mad-lads wing of the army and begin to work our way up from there and stop at the step below being rotated out of active duty, effectively having as much rank on the field as possible so we can persue the objectives we are given with the most flexibility.
There is also the problem that leadership means we have to take people with us. And they can't keep up
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>>4854786
> Path of officership in the Assault infantry.
> Nah, hit me with the test
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>>4854786
> Yea (write-in)
Give us a knight!
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>>4854818
I don’t think there’s ever a point Imperial can’t throw themselves into the fray, unless they really are in overall command of the campaign, I think they are close to WW1 and WW2 German officers in that regard, everyone, including high ranking people is a fighting officer.
Don’t take my word for it though, gotta confirm with QM.
We are no actually all that great that people can’t keep up with us to be honest, the situation in the Hive was extremely skewed toward making maximum use of our peculiarity, it’s not something we’ll be able to do often, especially as the usual rule of thumb in 40k is that leaders generally tend to be the killiest people on their side, on the other hand, we’ve never really fought in an actual battle, where millions to billions fights and a single artillery shell can kill us and put us out of commission for a week or more and later regiment of the IG take 80% casualties.
If we learn leadership and apply to it for a few centuries, our troops will probably be devastating.
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>>4854830
Warmasters don't enter fights.
Leaders of regiments do and otherwise I'm not terribly sure about the inbetween.

Regarding battles of millions, those aren't all that terribly common in this era, given that we are used to quell domestic uprisings and insurrection making the majority of our tour likely to be urban/space ship type fighting. Fortress cracking is an unlikely or irregular thing.

Anywhom, I want us to keep our jetpack and thunderhammer, so if they are willing to give us a deployment with those allowances then fuck it sure, put us on a leadership track.
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>>4854830
Not exactly. People from general and upwards tend to participate in fights more rarely by merit of how chain of command works.

Issue is that the higher up you go, the more responsibility you have to assume in terms of actually directing the fighting, like for example a Sergeant usually is told to command a squad and achieve an objective.

As a General, you might be for example, told to beat an enemy army at some place or secure a certain objective. How you would do this would largely depend on you, but at the same time you would be commanding thousands, maybe tens of thoudands of men to achieve something that a single person is unlikely to achieve.
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>>4854795
Hit me with that test
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>>4854786
> Question is exactly what sort of service branch are actually looking to get into?
> Nah, hit me with the test
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>>4854786
>>4854806
>>4854825
>>4854867
Changing my vote. KNIGHT! KNIGHT! KNIGHT! KNIGHT! KNIGHT!
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>>KNIGHT ME YOU COWARD!

either that or... ATSU, Autonomous Trouble Solving Unit, if we want to solve all our problems like we did Vesser
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>>4854886
Seeing as how giving us charte blank worked so well before, why not do it again, amirite?
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>>4854878
You realise we will never be able to get an optical implant, nevermind an MIU or sit on a Throne, right?
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>>4854886
>>4854878
they cannot give us a knight, because there are families who own, maintain and use those and they undergo years of training and preperations to do so. We cannot have a knight.
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>>4854878
lol as if. You neither have the implants nor the clout for one
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>>4854904
Sentinel specialists then
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>>4854908
You know that's honestly a waste with our talents we'd be better off as an Assault or collateral damage specialist
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What branches and stuff can we get? By the time we get back the girls might not be interested anymore.
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>>4854917
>be perpetual
>be Chad Thundercock and become known as mad dog fighter with planetary fame
>still fall for first woman to show interest
>simp
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>>4854908
That's heavy reconnaissance regiment. You could also go for rough riders or paratroopers if you want.
Could also be an artillery spotter I guess.
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There's also the armored and super heavy regiments as well as just straight up air superiority regiments.
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>>4854921
Are you a daft incel?
We need to bake their ovens bread and take em to the stars.
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>>4854925
Para troopers sound right up our alley
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>>4854926
QM, in which one we can wreak the most shit?
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>>4854928
>"need"
Stop coombraining please.
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Let's see what else... Could go for a siege regiment, tankbusters or be mechanized infantry.

Lot of different regiments in a million strong battlegroup.
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>>4854931
While meeleing our enemies of course
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>>4854932
But your brain needs semen.
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>>4854938
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>>4854931
Err.... Well drop troopers are reasonably prestigious and with a matching casualty rate? They also get somewhat decent stuff seeing they get jet packs as standard issue.

Think of Elysian drop troops with better gear.
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>>4854941
I'm sticking to my guns with the sentinel, but the aggressive reconnaissance sounds enticing.
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Siege regiments are always kind of in the thick of it, so that's also an advantage I suppose. They've got reasonable casualty figures as Krieg can attest.

Rough riders also drop like flies in heavy combat. Close-Assault is also an option if you want to go just maximum melee infantry with bunch of other melee infantry.
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>>4854928
There are billions of other hot girls out there. The governor's daughter was a fun little adventure, but there is literally no need of taking her to space or even talking to her ever again. I also don't like her pick, so wait until we reach maximum badassery, hotness and lifespan (like a hot daughter of the ruler of a Sector). We have the time to wait.
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>>4854947
Which job pays most that we can apply to, while still being in the thick of it?
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>>4854939
GB2R

>>4854960
How else are we gonna sow our oats and gain power on the planet?

>Sector Governor
Hmm, depends how snobbish their family ends up being.
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>>4854972
better snobbish than golddigging
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>>4855054
You have a point.
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>>4854961
Well, you sorta milked that cow pretty hard. Generally speaking, being on the front lines pays pretty well, but unless you get called for a special mission, you can't milk the cow as hard as you did last time.

High danger missions normally pay between 5-10k per day, which is chump change for you at this point.
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>>4855054
Divorce laws that give 50% of the husband's property only exists on a planetary level btw.
Generally speaking the Imperial marriage laws tend to favor the soldier in active service, albeit there's some discretion as these cases are handled by military courts rather than civil ones, which means the court martial in your army determines divorce settlements, should they happen.
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>>4855075
Cancwe milk it harder by trying to capture the last VIP, or raid a vehicle depot?
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>>4855093
Not at the moment.
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>>4855075
Chump change sure, but it's not nothing given how long a planetary conflict lasts.

>>4855087
Still, we are more than our money!
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>>4855102
Oh, sure, but let's face it every successful relationship needs to be economically sustainable or it simply doesn't work.

The fact that you are in an exciting line of work with plenty of disposable capital + the opportunity to live for several times normal human lifespan, and possibly, should you make enough, provide that same service to your spouse?

I mean okay, personality is nice and all, but being able to live to 200 is pretty damn good pitch so long as you're not a total gremlin.

+ You get to go to space.
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>>4855111
There's a difference between that and what happened with horse girl's buisness minded sister.

>Hey
>Hey, how are you
>Fine. by the way I make a lot of money
>How about you marry me now.

Granted I think she was slightly joking but come on.
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>>4855118
To be fair they were mostly teasing you. Like 90%
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Hmmm thinking about what to specialize in why not go with the Air Cav or the equivalent. Get some nice helicopter Vietnam vibes going. Plus we would probably be elated as boarding troops in space combat as well so even more fun
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To be fair, if we become the absolute peak human badass that I know we can become. and we do more Astartes level bullshit, we could land in the eugenics program of a loyalist Sector Governor, specially if there are rumors of us being immortal and blessed by Emps. Just think about it, by spending 1 generation without making marriage alliances that will add nothing you don't have alredy, you can gain an asset that is technically immortal, capable of pacifying entire hive worlds by himself, who is probably seen as a hero of the Imperium (if we keep the trend going), has connections with high ranks of the Military and will add even more bullshit genetics into the blodline and the chance of more perpetuals appearing into it. If we evolve into enough of a Chad and start training our mind too, and if we go into high command ranks of the Military, in a century or two we could marry the daughter of a Lord of Terra candidate. THAT would be the best scenario.
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>>4856274
I approve of this

>>4855126
I think we need a more linear choice unless you've already figured out how many anons voted for what.
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>>4856274
Eugenics pays far less than military command though. However you are correct in that simping on this planet is meh. Would personally try to get into a command squad artillery spotter role or some officer training. Latter being a faster way to ascend the ranks, naturally. Also, I think we should tell him we could sign on for 2-3 more terms of service if it meant that we can get extra training (including tech use and fellowship).
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>>4856274
How is that any less of a gold digging relationship though?
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>>4856542
Dude let's just have whoever we marry sign a prenupt.
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>>4856546
We can always just murk our then ex wife and go pirate.
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Anyway, seems like you want to take the test as there's no consensus.

What would you want to have in combat?
First Question. Preferred support options.
> Better weapons
> Larger Squad size
> Artillery support
> Vehicle support
> Air support
> Other: Write-in
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>>4856560
> Air support
Best bang for our buck for a pickle
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>>4856560
> Vehicle support
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>>4856560
> Better weapons
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>>4856560
> Air support
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>>4856560
> Better weapons
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>>4856560
> Better weapons
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>>4856560
>Larger Squad
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>>4856560
> Better weapons
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>>4856560
> Better weapons
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Alright, so you prefer some sort of weapon specialist squad over having heavy support options or alternatively, just lot of manpower.
Second Question. Which do you feel best best describes your mindset?
> Assault - "A well executed attack is the core of all warfare."
> Ambush - "Force projection is based on maximum damage done by minimum amount of people."
> Defense - "You can't win a war unless you hold on to ground you take."
> Support - "For every enemy action, we must have a suitable reaction."
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>>4856606
>Assault
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>>4856606
>Assault
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>>4856606
> Assault
No doubt there x)
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>>4856606
> Assault - "A well executed attack is the core of all warfare."
BONK
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>>4856606
> Ambush
like what can one guy do?
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>>4856606
> Ambush - "Force projection is based on maximum damage done by minimum amount of people."
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>>4856606

> Ambush - "Force projection is based on maximum damage done by minimum amount of people."

Well, our Operation on Vesser is technically an ambush. Pretty sure all of the Hive didn't expect that, and we did some pretty big damage for being only one person.
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>>4856606
>Ambush - "Force projection is based on maximum damage done by minimum amount of people."
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>>4856673
I do feel like the Ambush option fits, but assault had the proper connotations.

All the same I will change to Ambush.
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>>4856673
The operation on hive vesser isn’t something we’ll be able to reproduce readily, I really don’t make it our go to type of operation.
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>>4856675
Curse my flipglopping, force projection isnt really our point.

Back to assault
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>>4856676
>>4856677

Ehhh, you guys both are right actually...

changing to assault
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Ambush does not lock us to making retarded Sly Marbo moves. Does however mean we get more freedom in executing objectives and showing quick thinking and problem solution. In Assault we have nowhere near the amount of opportunity to show off (since presumably we are going for officer training not grunt4eva).
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>>4856560
Better weapons
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>>4856684
Pretty sure Ambush is a thing that can only be done in the countryside, it would lock us out of the actually important stuff which is Hive assault, having more freedom is nice and all, but I am doubtful about how useful it would be to our career when the only place we can shine is a side battlefield.
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>>4856690
Pretty sure they need ambush ops in a hive as well. Especially seeing how well we did the first time. I dont see why they would not want to use us in that role again, albeit focused on supporting the advance rather than kidnapping VIPs.
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>>4856696
That’s infiltration, not ambush, and I think it’s the spec ops who do that, and they don’t want us because anymore because we went AWOL on them.
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>>4856696
Also, Most Hive defense are stuff like heavy bunker line, not much a small advance can do, and while we managed to do something crazy in Vesser, that was a combination of surprise, and batshit insane luck, like, we really would have failed many times if not for our crazy luck in rolls, and even then we had some reallyyyy close call.
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>>4856698
As I said, not targeting VIPs but providing support for the main forces. No difference whether we ambush the supply convoy on a field or on the manufacturing level. Plus there is 0 reason to just gimp a part of your forces every time you attack a hive.
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>>4856703
Ambush, not bunker busting.
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>>4856698
Which I think we should contest in any official capacity whenever it comes up.

We should refuse to be criminalised for carrying out our orders in an effective but unconventional manner
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>>4856727
Sure, why not.

They don’t really have to give a shit about our contestation though.
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>>4856733
they don't, but it is the principle of the matter. Yes we could go the "I don't give a shit what you say" but if we do plan to be around for the long run then it's bad buissness to have our reputation tainted over doing our damn jobs.
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>Assault
>>4856608
>>4856618
>>4856620
>>4856621
>>4856679

>Ambush
>>4856634
>>4856650
>>4856674
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> You like having a squad with access to good weaponry over anything else.
> You are very offense oriented, reckoning that victory is seized with boots on ground taking critical objectives

Alrighty, so far we've narrowed down plenty of options. There's some that fit you more and others that fit you less.

Clearly you like to go in guns blazing, but that's not the only way to do an assault.
Third question and final ambiguous question. Which of these do you value most in an engagement?

> Stealth
> Mobility
> Firepower
> Flexibility
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>>4856741
>Flexibility

Our weapons are hard hitting but we never get stuck into the rut of "Oh I only have a hammer, lets make everything a nail".
We can hide, we can run and we can break all as the situation demands.
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>>4856741
> Mobility

Not having to sleep is a hell of a drug.
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>>4856741
> Flexibility
While mobility is good, having more answers than "run away" is better.
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>>4856741
> Flexibility
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>>4856745
I was more thinking along the line of never having to sleep and drink being an advantage.
One of the big reason we succeeded in Vesser was that we just kept moving, and never ever stopped, it’s a big advantages over everyone else, granted, our unit wouldn’t be able to follow, so that would make things a bit less advantageous.
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>>4856749
Funnily enough, that's exactly how White Scars fight in most circumstances. When you faced an enemy you couldn't handle, you just turned away and ran.
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>>4856749
Thats precisely my point though. Aren can go 24/7, nobody else can. And if we are going for officer training then we need to consider things on a larger scale.
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>>4856741
> Flexibility
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>>4856741
>> Flexibility
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Your preferences are thus:

I appears you favor self-reliance over good support, preferring to have smaller squads with better access to weaponry.

Despite this, you believe that attacking enemy positions is the core of all form of warfare, which shows clear deference towards the shock assault role.

You also view that flexibility is the key for achieving objectives, being able to respond to a variety of threats rather than having specialized teams for each problem.

Recommended Branches of service:
> Drop Troops
> Very prestigious casualty rates. Used for taking strategic locations, often in surprise attacks.

> Mechanized Infantry
> Very generalist force. Bunch of dudes on armored transports. You see them on every battlefield for good reason.

Other considered service branches:
> Siege Infantry Regiment. If you want to slog through urban terrain causing property damage or fight in trenches, these are your guys.

> Close Assault Regiment. Kinda like the last one, except exclusively specialized in running at objectives guns blazing and ventilating everyone on the premises and less bringing down the whole building with it than the siege regiments.

Feel free to select any one of the above.
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>>4856836
>Drop Troops
Seems fairly suitable, I think.
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>>4856836
>Drop troops.

My secondary choice is close assault, but Drop troops are just WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
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>>4856836
> Drop Troops
> Very prestigious casualty rates. Used for taking strategic locations, often in surprise attacks.

Yes
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>>4856836
>Drop Troops
We droppin' on them heads, boys.
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>>4856836
> Drop Troops
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>>4856836
> Drop Troops
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>>4856836
> Drop Troops
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>>4856836
>> Drop Troops
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Alrighty then! Drop troopers it is. Live fast, die young, get back up and die some more!
You're officially no longer going to be considered as one of the newbie grunts, you'll actually be settling in with a proper regiment!

Would you be interested in enlisting for a second term of service early (+10 years) to give your military career a boost?

>Yes, hit me up daddy
>No, you've already 9+ years to go, you want to retire at some point!
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>>4856922
>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856922
>Yes, hit me up daddy.
The crusade never ends.
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>>4856922
>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856922
May as well, time is something we aren't exactly short of.
>Yes
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>>4856922
>>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856922
>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856922
>Sure

Let's face it, we are not going to leave while the heresy is ongoing. Which is a decade.
And the decade after still has a lot of work for us.
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>>4856922
>>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856922
>>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856922
>>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856922
>Yes, hit me up daddy
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>>4856933
So many primarch heads to cave in, so little time.
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Wow, I was sort of expecting fair few of you to want to retire early (ish) so you can start enjoying your retirement with all your millions ASAP.

Guess I was dead wrong hahaha.
Alrighty then, last question. Which post would you rather aim for?

>Champion status
>Command status
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>>4857019
>Command status
Commander can still whoop some ass on the front line. A Champion cant command anything but the assigned squad. One has no ceiling and the other one is capped with a few grunts.
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>>4857019
>Champion status
We are not meant to lead from the back.
We are meant to inspire from the front.
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>>4857019
>>Command status
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>>4857019
>Champion status
I think once the SA is dispanded, we can then become a commander.
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>>4857019
>>Champion status
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>>4857019
>Champion

They are still in control places, but more in line with personality
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>>4857019
>Champion status
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>>4857019
>>Command status
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>>4857024
Lead about 10 guys and get paid fuck-all unless we somehow manage to get the same magical combination of factors as the hive job.

>>4857028
OR we could be a commander through the worst days of the HH and later cleanup and be folded into the IG as a proven commander and ruthless man (very good thing).

>>4857033
See above. This is not command but just an S rank grunt. Peak meathead. And besides becoming even more of a meathead there is no jumping over to a command role.
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>>4857019
>Champion status
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>>4857019
>>4857036
Changing to
>>Command status
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This is literally a choice between going CO and the guy who shoots a .50cal good. And we are currently going for the .50cal for the next 20 years instead of rising through the ranks.
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>>4857048
Hmmm, but are we cut out for command yet?
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>>4857039
Members of the command staff dont get paid fuck all, at all.

And champions are a member of the command staff.
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>>4857063
Yes. This is differently from the dude running the whole unit.

>>4857058
Best place to learn. Plus it will be useful for us later whether we want to go for politics, full time IG or Arch Militant.
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>>4857019
>Command status
We should start shopping for a kick-ass flak great coat.
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>>4857019
>Champion status

Question, Is Being a Champion as bad as these guys make it out to be?
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>>4857024
>>4857019
Switching to
>Command status
Because champion is worth fuck all apparently.
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>>4857080
Either you go CO and start leading your platoon with the sky being the limit of where you can rise and the most money and prestige along the way (the higher you go the more there is) OR you go champion which amounts to a specialist at being a grunt. Lots of fame in the unit, sure, but few places to rise upwards to and a hard cap on it all. Unless we can guarantee steady Archangel type missions (I dont see how) the CO will eclipse the specialist in terms of earnings and prestige along with a far easier time making connections.

Basically, do we want to stay a grunt or take advantage of the HH era high casualty rates and opportunity to distinguish ourselves? Lots of empty command seats will be opened up and there will be a general reshuffling when Girlyman does his thing.
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>Command status

Well still have plenty of time to do Shot on ground level but Command status is best long term for us. Plus Champion kinda feels like we are locked into one very specific roll and would be held back from some operations if they needed us for it
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So I’ve been thinking, if you guys want a high paying and dangerous job while not being a grunt why not become a rogue trader?
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>>4857092
And yes, command will still be front line - especially early on. Platoon level is basically only front, Company likewise. After that it can become questionable but with paratroopers a likely thing.
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>>4857096
Literally cant. Closest would be becoming an Arch Militant for a RT but that assumes we can command men as well as our own weapons.
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Oh and as to actual RT chances, that would need either a monumentally crazy action (like holding back an Ork WAAAAAGH!! singlehandedly), decades of distinguished military service and a Crusade or something or political connections of one sort or another on Terra. Needless to say the CO approach has all three while the champion approach is gimped in that regard. And even then it is a long shot.
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Still gonna be interesting to see which wins, champion I’m sure will have some things for us to do. Not as much as command but I’m sure some interesting.
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>>4857019
>Command status

I really want to get eversor on crack type missions, but that's really poor long term
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>>4857019
I'd rather we not sign up right away so after 9 more years they'll be desperate to retain us and give us a better contract and options.

Should have said we'll think later.
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>>4857039
What about being a legendary mercenary company?
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>>4857137
Where? On a single planet? I guess. Anything inter-planetary requires voidships and those are expensive as hell. Imperial Navy/Rogue Trader expensive.
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>>4857090
this also doesn't lock us in at all, it's what do we want to aim for.

We can move onto CO after a tenure as a champion, which would do us much better than not.
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>>4857101
>Literally can
Why?
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I've gone to search a bit, and found that champion(at least for space marines) are the best fighter in their chapter(for us would be...regiment?), are the bodyguards and counselor of the commanders and launched against the other enemies champion/warlord/big important targets, so that the commander can concentrate on the wider battle and finally, if the commander fall, we take command.
Now we are no space marines, but i'm guessing the role would be more or less the same?
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>>4857151
Except it would not be regimental and we would not take over command (aside maybe small scale when everyone else is dead or something).

>>4857145
Quite the contrary. If you spend the biggest war in 5000 years being a good 50cal user then the brass won't likely wish to lose that asset for a nebulous promise of an equally useful CO. However, getting combat training as a CO is a much more easily done thing.
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>>4857150
Because of the Warrant of Trade being ridiculously valuable and only handed out by Big E or the High Lords. In short, you need some sector-level stunts to get one.
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>>4857170
>>4857174
I'm personally fine for which ever choice we make. Both the Commander and Champion choices sounds like good deals.
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>>4857019
>Command status
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Qm, Will there be timeskips later or?
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>>4857151
The role would be highly similar. You'd basically be aiming to be a top tier combat specialist sent to unfuck clusterfucks or protect the people who need protecting.

Champions just go a more unconventionally pathway of ranking up, going from Company Champion to Regimental Champion to Champion of the Army.
Every one position is pretty damn prestigious, even when your actual command authority is reasonably localized, nobody's going to ignore your words if you prove yourself as the hardest motherfucker in a battlegroup the size of a million.

Technically champion and command jobs aren't even mutually exclusive, but you can't aim for both at once.
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>>4857019
>Command status
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>>4857170
You don't lose the asset at all. It is still just as accessable as before given they would start us further down at company level.

Also consider>>4857196 It's a "I'm the best motherfucker in this battlegroup, and you all know it" which gives you the admiration or at the very least respect of the entire section we work with.
And once we have that, command comes easier and later. It also makes the better missions much easier to come by, which pay more.
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>>4857196
Thanks for the explanation
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>>4857213
>>4857196
So in short, there has been some SEVERE misinformation spread to devalue the position.
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>>4857215
Misinformation that made people change vote.

That's no good thread etiquette at all.
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>>4857144
No, like I mean instead of getting rolled into a IG regiment we form our own mercenary company. I'm fairly certain we can steal a lot of enemy ships or try and inherit the SA ships. If nothing else we have a lot of time to make friends and gain favors. Heck maybe build our own ships if we must....
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You may end up having to duel with some of the hyperaugmented dudes though, so you know...
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>>4857019
>Champion status
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>>4857215
Well, I mean if you're a Captain of a company, you start to be significant enough to actually partake in the internal politics of the regiment, should you care about that stuff.

As a Champion, you are less likely to be asked about things that aren't tactical in nature, though you can voice your opinion regardless and see if you have enough pull.
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>>4857196
thanks for the additional explanation. my vote is still largely the same. I'm sticking with becoming a Champion. We still get to lead and get payed the big bucks. It's be nice if we get the opportunity to personally train some jetpack jumping nut-jobs like us and teach them the way to nyoooom.
>Bullpup Lasguns with underbarrel grenade launchers
>various situational grenades (kinetic, incendiary, smokes)
>grav-chutes and jetpacks
>grappling hooks
>parkour and athletics training to make them the fastest motherfuckers in the sector
>7 Armor Carapace armor
>minimum have to be strong enough to lift slightly more than their own weight
>holdout Laspistols
>different squad rolls (demoman, Heavy weapons specialist, sniper, medic(s), melee specialist)

>>4857219
Pretty sure the navy is going to demond we hand over those ships. We can't exactly own ships or I think be a mercenary battlegroup unless we get the Trade thing.
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>>4857019
>>4857121
>Champion status

Switching over to champion now
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>>4857233
Unless we work the mercenary blackmarket, and dominate it! Then we will have all the hats!
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>>4857221
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>>4857121
>>4857237
We need to make friends and companions on the way up, otherwise we would be a officer with no friends or favors.
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>>4857221
Don't threaten us with a good time.

>>4857227
Indeed, but it's the same reason that people prefer army men who turn politicans to those born to the role. They have the sense of respect that comes from a respected institution that anyone could have entered. But about misinformation.

>>4857039
>Get paid fuck all and lead 10 people
>Not command, peak meathead who can't jump to a command role

>>4857023
A champion can't command anything but a squad, it's capped at a few grunts

>>4857048
>Just a guy who shoots good instead of rising through the ranks

>>4857090
>Sky is the limit OR you get to be a specialist but few places to rise and a hard cap on it. Be eclipsed by the CO's.

>>4857170
>If you spend the heresy as a champion, the brass wouldn't want you in charge for fear of losing a useful asset


All that is either a lie or exgaggerating the downsides tremendously while playing up the CO path. Which is how you win an argument sure, but it's not very truthful.
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>>4857245
Got Klaus and Co. I'm sure we can find a few more.
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>>4857238
Anon that's highly illegal, not to mention we would need to have an Astropath to actually travel through the galaxy to do our mercenary work, and those psykers are sworn to the Imperium. We could do just that if we get the approval and support of a Rogue Trader, but I think we've be better throwing our lot into the Imperal Army/Navy.
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>>4857233
Owning a merchant ship is possible without being a rogue trader, but it is a hghly regulated business. You basically would be bidding for trade contracts for the imperium and lowest bidder gets the job.

Majority of these ships don't even have a navigator and just do warp travel the slow way, meaning cogitator calculated short jumps which take a lot longer.
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>>4857019
>>Command status
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Can't see you getting a starship in any near future though. Generally speaking, acquiring governorship of a moon/world is easier than acquiring a privately owned warp capable starship.
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>>4857300
Ew. That doesn't profitable at all.

>>4857314
>Can't see you getting a starship in any near future though
What if we do jobs where we board pirate ships and sell them back to the imperium? Board enough ships and we'll eventually get enough money to afford our own right?
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>>4857324
If you can’t get warp ships legally, chance are no mere criminals will get it at all. Most 40k pirates aren’t Humans but Orks.
Also, allow me to doubt the use of a mercenaries outfit down the line; most potential clients would probably make us outright traitor to the Imperium.
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>>4857330
Given this is 30K and not 40K, is the piratical rogues gallery any different? Have Freebootas been exterminated in the important places? Do Corsairs dare show their faces?
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>>4857330
https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Pirate
Human pirates do exist, surprising isn't it? Once we've built up our military career and acquire enough connections, I'm sure that we'll eventually get our own ship, heck if we do enough good Deeds for the Imperium they're bound to give us a Warrant of Trade. It's not like we'll die of old age before we do.

>allow me to doubt the use of a mercenaries outfit down the line; most potential clients would probably make us outright traitor to the Imperium.
Kind of counter intuitive to consider them clients if they've already made us out to be traitors, and being mercenaries doesn't immediately brand us as one. There are millions of Imperium controlled works out there, and plenty of Planetary Governors in need of protection. We'll never find ourself wanting for work since shit is constantly hitting the proverbial fan.
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>>4857334
Why would anyone hire us, when the IG is pretty much honorbound to go and help if there’s a problem? And can probably get there faster too because of navigator, and has better equipment to boot.
I am not sure where exactly you are seeing a market, or are you saying we should get employed by governor when he is playing intrigue with his court and nothing important is happening? Literally doing the most boring shit ever?
Heck, even if we get 1 ship that can do short warp jump, how many men could we even embark and how useful would it be on a planetary scale?
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>>4857338
The IG can't be everywhere at once, else we wouldn't have to worry about all the Dark Eldar raids, ork attacks, and worse. We're the guys you can get on short notice.
All I'm trying to say is we work hard enough to get a Warrant of Trade and save up to afford our own ship. What do you see us doing in the future?
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>>4857343
I want to own our own world or solar system, we can MAKE ships at that point.
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>>4857343
1:We cannot go anywhere on a short notice because we would lack a navigator.
2:raid are raid because they are sudden and unexpected, unless the governors have precog those have literally nothing
3:The IG is everywhere where there is a real battle, which is the only place we would reastically have a chance of reaching on time.

To be completely honest, I have absolutely no interest playing 40k mercenaries, it sound absolutely boring to do, I am not even sure where I would even begin looking for fun in it.
If we are to fight I’d much rather get to the thick off it, fight as part of the IG or some other outfit.
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>>4857338
>>4857343
The point of the Warrant of Trade is freedom. If you have the warrant you can away with a lot more since they represent the Imperium when outside its influence (thus have a lot more freedom when interacting with Xenos and xenotechnology) and have the job of enriching the Imperium (so being a mercenary band that wanders around helping Imperial worlds and conquering non-Imperium is completely on the table). Rogue Traders have so much freedom that Inquisitors often use it as a cover.
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>>4857347
Not exactly. Making ships is under Mechanicum/Mechanicus jurisdiction, and at most any work we have control over would be mined to deliver resources to a forge world that will make ships. We could however be buddy buddy with lot of magos's so we could get a Mars patterned ship.

>>4857350
Hey anon, stay optimistic. Mercenary work sounds fun to me as much as exploring the galaxy as a Rogue Trader.

>>4857353
Becoming a Rogue Trader has got to be the ultimate goal. You get your own fleet of ships, you get to hire your own crew, and you get to fuck as many aliens as you want.
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>>4857347
That’s actually a thing Rogue Traders can do.
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>>4857350
What if we started building gates or use tau inspired drives?

>>4857358
We can call them PDF ships and make em smaller...
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Yeah, my decision is definitely be anything be a rogue trader. So I’ll be voting with that in mind.
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>>4857359
That's why getting a warrant of trade is on our to do list.
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>>4857361
I don't know what you mean by PDF ships, but I feel like you're onto something big.

>>4857362
You do want to be a rogue trader, or do you mean "anything *but* a rogue trader?"
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>>4857368
Anything but a rogue trader.
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>>4857361
Gates are unlikely to ever happen.
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>>4857368
Oh you know, it be like how warp ships are blue water navy ships made by Mechanicus, while "planet based" ships are like Green water navy that are made locally. Almost like the water borne ships on the planet ..... that we sunk in the hundreds.

We just make em like monitor ships first to protect local systems and then maybe install or allow for the instalation of more complex engines that may or may not be able to go into the warp. Perhaps they can go into the warp but only in small safe jumps from system to system.
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>>4857364
100% sure. But we need contacts and fame to do so.
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>>4857019
>Command status
I just feel that we should do this.
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>>4857379
We get enough fame people will be coming all over the sector to follow and fight beside us.
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>>4857019
>Command status
Being really good at smashing shit is cool and all, but we probably want to try and build up some actual power and influence.
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>>4857389
That's why I like Command. Anons are focusing on the very obvious "we regenerate", but they are not focusing an the less obvious "we don't need to sleep, eat, rest or have any real human limitation aside of stat caps". A soldier that can fight forever, nonstop and at 100% can conquer dozens of planets. A leader that can operate 24/7 at peak performance for centuries and also has higher stat and skill ceiling than normal humans...well that shit has impact on a sector level at a minimum. We are going to get loads of money and fame either way, we should go where we can do more good for the Imperium as a whole.
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>>4857491
Which can be done as the face of the battlegroup, making us defacto problem solver.

Anyway, even if command wins, I am still going to push for us to try for a champions position at some level
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>>4857019
champion
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>>4857019
>Champion
We not so smart. Better hit thing good let others point at target
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>>4857019
>Champion status
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>>4857019
>>Command status
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>>4857019
Command
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>>4857213
Can't command and shoot the 50cal at 100% simultaneously.

>>4857215
What are you talking about? You just had confirmation that going champ excludes us from the command hierarchy in anything but an advisory role. This means that the only gains we would make would be medals. Compare that to the guy leading the show.

>>4857233
Again, the champ will only be leading the squad assigned to him. As to training jetpack troopers, what do you think the platoon CO does?
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>>4857247
Pray tell what is a lie or exaggeration?

Champ does only command a few men, gets paid mostly in fame, literally only has a few options to go to and will be valued as a champ after HH. See the 100% example.
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I don't understand why exactly you even want to go champ considering all the same things can be done as a lieutenant with better long term prospects.
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>>4857019
>Command

Does not prevent us from dueling and 1v1 ing monstrosities, and as we will be required to be in a squad structure might as well be the dude in charge.
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>>4857019
>Champion status
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The amount of samefagging is intense here.
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>>4857528
And if Champion wins, I will vote for an active advisor role that will show how little pull we have, that way we will try to follow the CO path asap using our local renown to help our ascension towards the coolest command hat-I mean, highest command position.
I don't want to sound spiteful, but this is literally fucking over our plan to get contacts with higher ups, or at least it's making it much more difficult or unlikely. A champion is limited in the sense that our superiors will get part of the fame no matter what and we can do little to nothing to avoid it. As a commander, that issue is diminished due to us being the guy who gives the orders and thinks the strategy (having a lesser number of superiors to leech of our renoun with a "he was under my command").
We are going to fight the big baddies for the time being, because we are a very good hammer and that will be a vital part of our strategy until we reach the point of no longer being present on the battlefield, which normally means that you are important and wealthy as fuck, and thus succesful.
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>>4857510
I think you are grossly overestimating your capabilities for leadership there and how far you are going to rise with only 19 years of service when the big time players tend to have like 100 year seniority minimum.
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>>4857191
Only when I deem them appropriate.
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Honestly, I'm gonna go straight ahead and tell you that an army of 1 000 000 troops isn't gonna do a whole lot to change the fate of a sector in most cases.

Sure, there's lynchpin worlds and shit, but those worlds tend to easily get millions upon millions of reinforcements as it is.
Hell, even Krieg despite sending out ungodly amounts of soldiers to fight and die hasn't really yet been the lynchpin upon which a crusade victory can be credited to if I am not mistaken.
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Also, as to the whole "which one gets paid more" question? If you're a star player, you get plenty of room to negotiate your salary.

It's not like they wouldn't pay you extra for salvaging a complete shitshow or as an instructor when there wasn't a fuckfest to unfuck.
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>>4858025
We really should be a Champion if we get payed the bigger bucks. We could use the money for research, like the tastiest rations in the galaxy, or the sharpest shovels this side of the Imperium. What's the current vote tally?
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>>4858036
I'll do it on midday or something.
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>>4858025
>>4858011
i am more partial to command so we can get some leadership skills, and things that are useful to deal with people. charm, Inquiry, deceive, and getting as many peer talents as possible.

If we really want to use perpetualness it is in getting to know everybody and having favors and favorable working relationships with everyone who is anyone.
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>>4858056
>>4857963
discount anything and everything with low post counts and no previous votes. Best be safe.
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>>4858092
We could try balancing out our man, but shouldn't we focus on his strengths? He's a soldier, not an inquisitor.
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>>4858109
Not yet. And why limit ourselves to just being a grunt? Nothing is stopping us from developing our martial talents alongside the command role. Not like Aren needs to sleep or rest. Harder to do CO training when you have nobody to command and are constantly bashing in skulls though.
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>>4858111
Some CO training during waking hours, and personal fitness during sleep hours? I can work with that, but we could achieve the same results as a Champion.
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>>4858114
Except with no real life command. A platoon leader can still (and with paradroops has to) partake in combat. A champ cant command more than his squad without a lot of casualties and empty seats, so to speak. Basically, the CO position we are going for would allow us to both partake in combat as well as command troop. Champ has very limited troop leading potential.
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>>4858117
"paradroops" lol
The low-IQ canon fodder they might not bother giving jetpacks to.
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>>4858117
>>4858118
>I think you are grossly overestimating your capabilities for leadership there and how far you are going to rise with only 19 years of service when the big time players tend to have like 100 year seniority minimum.

>The role would be highly similar. You'd basically be aiming to be a top tier combat specialist sent to unfuck clusterfucks or protect the people who need protecting.

>Champions just go a more unconventionally pathway of ranking up, going from Company Champion to Regimental Champion to Champion of the Army.
Every one position is pretty damn prestigious, even when your actual command authority is reasonably localized, nobody's going to ignore your words if you prove yourself as the hardest motherfucker in a battlegroup the size of a million.
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>>4858228
Firstly, I dont assume we will rise to be a general in 20 years. Neither should you assume we will make army champ with all the auged-up freaks around. Secondly, big difference between giving advice and leading troops. I still dont understand how being a CO that does crazy shit is somehow worse than being a grunt doing the same. God knows the CO has room to grow.
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Let's see....
>Command
>>4857023
>>4857027
>>4857037
>>4857046
>>4857068
>>4857092
>>4857121
>>4857190
>>4857201
>>4857308
>>4857380
>>4857491
>>4857793
>>4857797
>>4857928

>Champion
>>4857024
>>4857028
>>4857032
>>4857033
>>4857036
>>4857041
>>4857080
>>4857223
>>4857594
>>4857610
>>4857633
>>4857933

>Flipflop
>>4857083
>>4857237

Gonna do a bit of a check for duplicates etc
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>1 post by this ID
>>4857068
>>4857594
>>4857610
>>4857797
>>4857933

lol
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>>4858285
Anyway, seems like 17 wanna command and 13 want to be be champions.

Dunno how much that's based on anons getting way too invested on an internet story, but we'll go with that.
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>>4858291
I just want to tell other dudes to do stuff while we hit things with hammer.
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>>4858287
Less than I thought.
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>>4858291
That’s because you tried to take Anon shekels you git :P
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I’d like to point out that we’re a quarter of the way through the thread, and we’ve yet to have had a proper update.
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>>4858287
I am a real person. I work odd hours and only catch this after you have stopped writing for the day
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test
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>>4858287
lol single poster must be a samefag.
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Warning: Disruptions in updates expected in near future due to the sheer imperial grade incompetence of my ISP failing to deliver upon their contractual obligations as I moved to a new apartment.

I may be without internet within few days until I find a company ready to honor their obligations.
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> Command role
> Drop Troopers

[ 1/? ]

As the streaks of sharply luminescent streetlights passed by the limousine window, you talked with the old officer. Clearly what he said had some sense to it. What's another 10 years when even the cheapest juvenat treatments add 30 to your lifespan? Surely it was worth considering. After all, you had a knack for survival.

As you told him of your aspirations, the old officer seemed to very much approve both your ambition and your choice of service branch.
"You've got balls, I'll tell you that much. If you'll live through your first decade, you might go far. Very prestigious branch of service. Also, convenient for the high command since you can be deployed wherever you're needed."
He flicks a tiny dataslate off his pocket and taps something on it.
"We'll have someone send you the applications later on. A formality really. They're practically pre-approved at this point. We'll get you a squad and some entry-level juvenats, someone to take you under his wing, and we'll how you do."
"I'll look forward to it Sir. I don't really have any experience on leading squad, but I wouldn't mind giving it a try."
"Oh, I'm sure you'll do well enough. Maybe a bit rough around the edges initially, but it only goes to reason you'd head your own fire team after getting an ace status. Worst case scenario, you'll just have to carry the entire operation like you did in Vesser."

As you chatted on about this and that, mostly about your prospects in terms of your career and on your stunt at the northern hive, your car finally made it to the top level with the towering spires stretching to the clouds surrounding you.

The driver took you to through a heavily guarded tunnel to a massive elevator at the feet of the central spire, large enough to park the entire vehicle in. You took a moment to leave the vehicle and watch from the glass wall as you were lifted to the uppermost portion of the hive.

Shimmering lights of the city shined resplendently in the pristine hive as you ascended to the heavens. You noticed the Capital itself was grander than the Northern hive was on several levels, not only on size. It had love and care put into it's architectures, unlike the rather brutal ferrocrete constructions in the northern hive.

It was also more advanced technologically. Here Imperial imports were far more commonplace whereas on Vesser, the city was mostly functioning on whatever the planet produced locally. Though Vesser self-sufficient, its population seemed a bit poorer in hindsight.

Upon reaching the top, you arrived at a veritable fortress. The security here was on a different level to that of Vesser. Perhaps it was intentional on some level that the leaders of lesser cities did not live so securely?
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[ 2/2 ]

The equipment worn by the palace guards reflected the wealth of the capital. Perhaps it was partially for show, perhaps that simply was something they got issued here, but they had access to lasguns, bolters and even the occasional plasma weapon. Autoguns were rare, but present as well.

Mounted on swivels, Lascannons and Multilasers dotted the walls, standing idly as guards kept watch over this veritable castle in the heavens.

The driver urged you back inside and drove you towards a large gate, behind which was the Governor's gargantuan household, well, the courtyard of it anyhow.

One could see the magnificent display of opulence and architecture, albeit decorated in an extremely militaristic style with Imperial and planetary banners and streamers on nearly every place one could see, clearly reflecting on the nature of this gathering.

Passing through several checkpoints, the car reached the line towards the entrance with plenty of people with pict recorders recording the entrance of those in attendance.

You felt quite plain in your trooper's dress uniform upon seeing the ostentatious degree by which some other guests dressed themselves. Well, luckily you didn't come here alone. Maybe they'll think you're the attendant for the Tribunal Officer and just ignore you.

When your turn came, you exited with the highly decorated officer. As you did so, the flashes from the picture taking devices blinded you, bright as the sun, flashing on your face, they went wild.
"Try not to be too nervous. Once you reach my age, things like this become ever more important part of the job."
The officer said as he put his hand on your shoulder.
"A smiling war hero is good for morale. Come on trooper, let's make it good for the papers shall we?"

> Show the media your good side
> Roll fellowship: Charm

Give me D100
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>4858649
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>4858649
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>4858649
Put on the sunglasses. Yyyeeaaaaahhh!
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>>4858652
>>4858655
>>4858657
aviator shades?
on
smile?
dashing
thumb up?
YOU BET!
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Oh nice we’re going the ODST route, can’t wait for our motto to become Feet First into Hell and to be the best ass kickers available sans Astartes. Also are the Drop Troops in this universe also catch all special forces meaning we could be assigned everything from boarding actions to Assasination and guerilla warfare?
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>>4858671
https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Grav-Chute
https://youtu.be/SsmrrtToyvI
Anyone considered combining the Grav Chute and a powerful grappling hook for parkour action in urban environments?
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>>4854782
> N
I
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>>4858671
Well, less likely to do gorilla warfare.
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>>4858688
yes. its my go to when designing a drop-troop regiment.

Makes them low budget pseudo jumpjet infantry as long as they have something to grapple on.
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>>4858671
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBi-o2doFdY
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wznl6aM5Zrk
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> 3 degrees of success

https://youtu.be/SvAOQdDWvro

You pull out your aviators and unveil the most family friendly, squeaky clean smile a man can give without being forcefully inducted into the Ultramarines.

The Media got some nice pictures of you and the Tribunal officer as you approached the entrance and waved at the handful of people jumping around with their recording devices like they had gone crazy. You guessed they've had to look like they're excited about the job to make it up here or something.

After going up a short flight of stairs, you emerged through the main entrance into a grand hall of a thousand lights, filled with great many men in their military uniforms and women in their frilly dresses.

Great many of those in attendance possessed some form of augmetics, obviously tailor made and imported with the loving embellishments of a scrimshaw adorning every flat piece of metal visible, each as if trying to one-up the next in the elaborate details as possible. On the background there was a gentle tune playing, sort of like elevator music, except far more classy and played by a live band.

At the center of the room there was something very large hidden underneath a large canvas, of sorts, and kept under heavy guard. The silhouette was somewhat angular, yet you couldn't tell what it was at first glance.

Upon entering the great hall of... well whomever the fuck these people were and whatever they did for a living, you were offered some sort of sparkling, mildly alcoholic, sweet amasec and some tiny bits of bread with some unknown paste on them by the serving staff.

There were some sort of shows going on about the floor, a dueling ring of sorts where some sort of fencing match was happening.
The forementioned live music band was playing string and brass instrument by some sort of bar area, whereupon several of the guests seemed to congregate, drawn by these tiny bread things and drink refills.
You also noticed the center of the room had several weapons in class cases, mostly some forms of autoguns, autocannons and bolters and so on.

"There's going to be awhile until the Governor's going to show up. Always last one to arrive... I'm going to have a conversation with certain arms manufacturers. Just lounge around and don't get too drunk, trooper."

Tribunal Officer Vandredge quips at you as he leaves you behind, but not before downing a glass of that bubbling drink. You saw him heading to the upstairs to nondescript rooms by the atrium.

And so, were alone, unarmed in an unknown environment, doing what soldiers do best. Waiting.

> Check out the gun display at the center of the room.
> Secure a perimeter by the bar and chill by the band.
> Go have a look at what the deal with the fencing stuff is.
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>>4859117
>> > Check out the gun display at the center of the room.
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>>4859117
>> Check out the gun display at the center of the room.
ooooooh, fancy
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>>4859117
>Check guns
>Inspect fencing.

The temptation.
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>>4859117
>> Check out the gun display at the center of the room.
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>> Check out the gun display at the center of the room.

Got to know what we can work with when this party is crashed. Also anyone else really want to start up our own personal weapons collection. Get ourselves a nice little warp capable gun cutter eventualy and park it in a hanger and fill it up with our shit. Could say it’s for our companies uses
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>>4859117
> Check out the gun display at the center of the room.
Does it work? Only one way to find out.
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>>4859117
> Go have a look at what the deal with the fencing stuff is.
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>>4859117
Fencing master so we can SMASH things. We are a SMASH character!
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>>4859117
>Check out the gun display at the center of the room.
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>>4859117
> Go have a look at what the deal with the fencing stuff is.
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>>4859117
> Go have a look at what the deal with the fencing stuff is.

What dis.
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>>4859117
>the Governor's going to show up. Always last one to arrive... I'm going to have a conversation with certain arms manufacturers. Just lounge around and don't get too drunk, trooper."
>Tribunal Officer Vandredge quips at you as he leaves you behind, but not before downing a glass of that bubbling drink. Y
> Perimeter by the bar

The best hunter lets the prey come to him
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Calling it now, the alpha dude is here. We should totally break the cases open and try shooting him one one of these guns. Although, they probablybdont have any ammo in them. We still have that 1 astartes pattern bolt round dont we?
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>>4859678
That thing is in the duffel bag which is at Rodgers estate.
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>>4859687
Dammit. Another time then.
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>>4859117
> Go have a look at what the deal with the fencing stuff is.

Why swing an hammer, when you can swing an hammer Gracefully
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>Guns
>>4859119
>>4859122
>>4859136
>>4859170
>>4859241
>>4859258
>>4859441

>Fencing
>>4859136
>>4859401
>>4859521
>>4859564
>>4859759


>Establish perimeter
>>4859667
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> Gun show

You decide to have a look at the various forms of armament showcased in the center of the hall which had gotten the attention of various of the fancy PDF people with lots of medals and fancier uniforms.

Within the thick armaglass displays, you rapidly noticed by closer look that all of these weapons were something you had not seen before. Odd and exotic patterns of autoguns, autocannons, bolters and other ballistic weapons. They even had a magazine fed Thudd Guns.

In fact, the only thing you could recognize was the magazine fed rocket launcher the Black Ops contact delivered to the Rodgers estate, that being the more orthodox of designs on display.

All of these weapons shared one thing in common. They bore the brand of the Vector Imperial Ballistics Company, an arms business owned by the Governor's own family. Small wonder they were in such display, albeit you had never seen them fielded.

Taking a look at one of the Autoguns, you read the description engraved on a brass plate:
"Before your eyes is the first mass production model of the Radec Pattern Tri-linked Autogun. Exclusive to the world of Vector and possessing unparalleled rate of fire for a small arm, it is designed to brutally outgun the average service rifle in close quarters to a tremendous degree. It is compatible with all the standard Imperial Autogun rounds, from Amputators to the classic Man-Stoppers."
There also was another notice below it, albeit not on brass, simply a sign hanging under it saying:
"These weapons will be entering service soon. Inquire from your local armories today. Priority in queue follows accomplishment!"

You looked at the black, triple barreled thing curiously, wondering whether you could dual wield those. Not that you were much of a marksman, but there was something you found titillating on the notion of being able to have enough rapid firepower to make an Ork jealous.

As you moved on through the venue, you noticed something that gave you shivers. Or rather, it was the wording under the weapon that did so.
"The all new Vector Pattern pintle-mounted twin-linked Heavy Stubber. Due to replace all the older models of vehicle mounted Heavy Stubbers within the coming two years."
Well, at least these ones are on your side. Just a regular heavy stubber stung like a mother fucker.

Whilst you perused the new and fancy armaments the Governor's family had cooked up, you wondered what exactly was hidden within the canvas in the middle of the venue. Most likely some sort of vehicle, but you couldn't tell from the silhouette alone.

> Would you like to attempt to ask around and see if you can't find someone authorized to sell some of these exotic firearms?
> Yea, I want some guns
> Nah, I need a drink
> Nah, I'm gonna go check the fencing stuff
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>>4859963
> Would you like to attempt to ask around and see if you can't find someone authorized to sell some of these exotic firearms?
> Yea, I want some guns
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>>4859963
>> Yea, I want some guns
we have a thunder hammer now we need a decent backup
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>>4859963
>> Yea, I want some guns
No better time to start gathering exotic GC era artifacts.
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>>4859967
That's in the armory.
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>>4859963
> Nah, I'm gonna go check the fencing stuff

>>4859967
Lasers beat autoguns any day.
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>>4859967
Also, you can't wield the thunder hammer in one hand.
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>>4859963
>Nah, check out the fencing.
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>>4859963
> Nah, I'm gonna go check the fencing stuff
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>>4859963
> Nah, I'm gonna go check the fencing stuff
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>>4859977
Not yet we cant
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>>4859963
> Would you like to attempt to ask around and see if you can't find someone authorized to sell some of these exotic firearms?
> Yea, I want some guns

>>4859977
Well obviously we got to tape a bolter to our hammer to shoot anything we hit, or hit anything we shoot.
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> Would you like to attempt to ask around and see if you can't find someone authorized to sell some of these exotic firearms?
> Yea, I want some guns

I really hope they have a FN 57 like sidearm, something small but with the piercing capability of a rifle. Love the bolters but god damn are they big and clunky looking things. Something like maybe the pistols used in BSG where they had a under barrel grenade launcher which could pierce through heavy armor but is single shot?
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Hmmmm, since it is before HH maybe we could get our hands on a rail gun pistol, break action single shot but able to pierce Astartes armor would be cool yer not to OP. So many things and weapon posibilties
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>>4859963

> Nah, I'm gonna go check the fencing stuff
Learn 2 smash better
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>>4859963
> Yea, I want some guns
We're rich as hell now, let's start collecting guns.
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>>4859963
> Nah, I'm gonna go check the fencing stuff
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>>4859963
>> Yea, I want some guns
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>>4859963
Why pay the premium price when we can get them once they hit the market proper?
> Nah, I'm gonna go check the fencing stuff
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>Get me some guns
>>4859966
>>4859967
>>4859971
>>4860060
>>4860064
>>4860137
>>4860327

>SwishSwish
>>4859976
>>4859983
>>4859988
>>4860004
>>4860110
>>4860258
>>4860348
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

1. See if you can't get some guns
2. Go check out the fencing area
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nice time to see about growing our arsenal, probably best to stock up on weapons able to deal with Astartes now before...ya know
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Hmmm...
Give me a fellowship roll.
This is basically you trying to apply your peerage as a war hero to get some guns for your private collection.

D100 please.
+20 modifier I think
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>>4860451
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Rolled 95 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>4860455
>>4860451
lol roll didn't go through.
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Rolled 91 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>4860451
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>>4860463
The god emperor doesn't want us to have guns.
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Rolled 22 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>4860451
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>4860451
I'd have prefered some fencing.
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>>4860472
3 dos. Nice.
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Gonna pass out, feel free to ask for a specific kind of ballistic weapon while I'm gone. Already got 3 ready as is. Might throw an extra in there.
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>>4860568
What's the smallest thing available that can penetrate Astares grade armor? Any railgun? Thunder whatever guns? Bullpup-autocannon?
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>>4860568
Magnum Bolter Stubber Revolver that can fire bolter rounds and regular stubber rounds
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Smart compact bolt Pistol mk6, a rare but highly sought after auto bolt pistol which fires auto aiming bolt rounds which while smaller and with less penetrating power than a regular bolt pistol are able to lock onto 5 targets at a time and steer themselves into vital organs and weak points in armor. Able to deal easily with everything from assault Servitors to elite Imperial Guard armor this weapon is a great tool for those who need to clear out rooms quickly and efficiently.
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>>4860568
Basically >>4860578
Whatever might conceivably stand the best chance of getting through our Alpha Legion acquaintance's armour.
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Break Action Rail cannon, This single shot side arm is the first of a half recovered STC from humanities past. A railcannon able to pierce medium tank armor and even punch clean through the weakpoints of Astartes armor this single shot weapon makes up for its lack of fire rate with unparalleled penetration and stopping power in side arm meant for regular humans. While it is said that one can get maybe 4 rounds a minute out of it tops this side arm would be an invaluable tool close to mid range anti armor work.
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>>4860568
Arm write duel auto stubber and a flamer variant, including wrist mounted spring loaded blades that can be use to shoot people with our blades out of necessity.

Shoulder mounted Plasma pistols Predator style.
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>>4860690
+1 for big donk
Damage.
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>>4860348
Considering the Horus Heresy is imminent any day now, are we sure they ever will enter mass production?
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>>4860690
Yes. This is a valuable power.
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>>4860762
thx, was reminded of the RW1 from cod advanced warfare but thinking with a sort of Spartan Laser charge up so its not to OP out the gate. Up the fire rate by getting a better battery, upgrade the penetrators' with new materials etc to eventually turn it into something able to puncture weakpoints on Baneblades etc but only after a lot of upgrades and such.

My 2 submissions are essentialy the Auto Aim pistol from Titanfall >>4860672

and my Spartan Laser, RW1 hybrid >>4860690
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>>4860771
Self correcting bullets are a thing for the vindicare, but there is now at that we can get that. Even technologically, I dont think so.
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>>4860775
i mean self correcting bullets are a thing we have now a days so during the high of imperial power id think that self aiming guns would be something that could be gotten by the upper to middle rich or those with admech connections. Post Heresy it would be easy to assume they would go away for a multitude of reasons even if the planets they were made at werent bombed to shit. From cost driving them down the priority in a sudden total war to people wanting them not to be available to their enemies, hiding the designs and then dying leaving them as an ultra rare thing by 40k. but at the height of imperium power, a self correcting auto bolt pistol makes a lot of sense.
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>>4860775
plus its a pistol so its not a im curving this bullet through a cityscape from 4 kilometers away type bullet but a bolt round meant to adjust to moving enemies at close range and aim for vital and weakspots. Not that complicated
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>>4860771
Think up of some more original weapon abomination guys!

I want to give the tech priests head aches.
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>>4860809
i mean i thought of trying for black hole guns and shit but this display is Auto Guns, Stubbers and Bolters so nothing seemingly too exotic so i tried to think of the most damaging physical weapons possible that we could also afford.
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>>4860812
Well we could make some absolutely tech heretical guns ourselves or die trying!
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T-7 Ion disruptor, apparently some recovered gun from some noble houses vaults with the required maintenance, refueling and repair rights included. No-one knows what it does but given how unornamented it is no one among the high class fops cares to purchase it and it has been put up for auction. For a modest sum it could be yours, even though you don't know what exactly it is.
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>>4860578
This place doesn't manufacture lightning guns and yea, smallest stuff here that can reliably damage Astartes Power Armor is an Autocannon.

>>4860595
You are asking for a pistol that is chambered both for a regular bullet and a miniature grenade at same time.

>>4860672
Yea, these people don't really do smart rounds, that's more something mechanicum or techmarine stuff. That being said, you could try commissioning them from your own armories since they should be compatible with your suit's datalink anyways.

>>4860690
This world could not produce a compact power pack for a lasgun, let alone a one for a railgun.

>>4860703
Double Stubbers are a thing. Plasma weapons are not made in this world.

>>4860771
That would basically be a lascannon and this world doesn't make energy weapons.

>>4860878
Ballistic company weapons only, sadly.
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>>4861122
if we have to get a gun we should get some things that are useful.
An automated granade launcher, if possible something like the voss pattern.
A combat shotgun.
Maybe a fancy sniper rifle.
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>>4861122
Bullpup autocannon!
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> Inquire whether you can't buy some of these yourself.

Surrounded by glass and military hardware, you found yourself impressed by the variety of armament and ingenuity of the designers of this world. A lot of the stuff was quite niche, but also very interesting.

You had some money to burn, and you weren't exactly beyond leveraging your newly acquired fame to try and get yourself some equipment on display, or at least inquiring the price thereof.

Pulling away one of the correspondents of the arms company, you introduced yourself. Certainly, something did seem to click in his head as he realized that yea, despite your low ranking uniform, you're actually carrying an Ace of Aces Laurels on your shoulders.

"Ah... I see, so you would wish to purchase some items on display for private collection? I'll have to check from the higher ups, but seeing you are from the Solar Auxilia, I imagine this will not be such a great problem, yes?"
You shrug
"Yea, go ahead. I think it should be fine."
The man sends a quick message with his commbead
"Yes... Yes... He calls himself Aren Seion. A trooper uniform, Steel Aquila... Yes, he's got Ace Laurels. Got it."
"Well, good news, Mr. Seion it seems everything checks out. I've the authorization to let you peruse our selection, albeit I hope you understand, these prices are not catered towards the lower stratas..."
"I think you will find that even the poorest in the Solar Auxilia tend to have fair bit of disposable income."
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+++ Vector System Specific Equipment +++

> Radec Pattern Tri-Linked Autogun - 80m, S/3/10, 1d10+3, AP0, Mag:90, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Storm] (Basic, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 15kg
This weapon possesses a monstrous fire rate, utilizing the ubiquitous Crusader Cartridge in service throughout the galaxy. Eats ammo like nobody's business. Three times as heavy as a regular autogun and costs ten times as much, but in the right hands can put down an entire squad on its own in record time.
+++ Unit Cost: 10 000 TG +++

> Vector Pattern Combi-Bolter - 80m, S/3/4, 1d10+5, AP4, Mag:32, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Tearing] (Basic, Bolt Weapon, Two-handed) - 12kg
Two bolters strapped together. Nothing fancy, Astartes often use an upscaled version of these built to their exacting specifications. Still, it's very effective and in high demand across the galaxy.
+++ Unit Cost: 13 000 TG +++

> Vector Pattern Ventilator - 40m, S/-/- 1d10+4, AP2, Mag:6, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Accurate], [Reliable], (Pistol, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-Handed) - 3kg
An oddity. Massive revolver built with extreme precision in mind. Likely intended for bodyguards and people who want to get the most out of a solid projectile pistol. Has enough kick that normally you are supposed to wield this in two-hands. The low rate of fire and existence of Sniper Rifles makes this somewhat of a niche weapon.
+++ Unit Cost: 8000 TG +++

> Vector Pattern Twin-Stubber - 100m, -/-/8, 1d10+4 AP3, Mag:200, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Twin-Linked] (Heavy, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 50kg
Intended to be pintle-mounted for a vehicle. Somewhat simplistic design, but nevertheless an effective one. Turns the under gunned Aurox into a less of a shitty APC and the Dracosan into a better one. Requires one strong fucker to carry it though if you wish to bring it to combat. Also, it's no longer Ogryn-Proof. Still, the ammo is cheap and easily found.
+++ Unit Cost: 10 000 TG+++

> Vector Pattern Storm Autocannon - S/3/6 250m, 3d10+8, Mag:40 - Reload 3 Full Actions, [Storm], (Heavy, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 90kg
This gun was initially intended for an attempt to lure a contract from Astartes Legions. It was largely disregarded due to the cost, lessened accuracy, questionable ammo economy and the sheer weight of the weapon. It now has been rolled into PDF service as a stationary or vehicle mounted Anti-Aircraft weapon and when HE-rounds are available, direct fire artillery.
While theoretically wieldable by a soldier, you'd need some massive gains to lug it around comfortably. Even if you gave a normal soldier power armor, they might still struggle.
+++ Unit Cost: 42 000 TG +++
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>Do you see something you would like to purchase?

>Y (What?)
>M
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>>4861212
>Y (What?)
> Vector Pattern Storm Autocannon - S/3/6 250m, 3d10+8, Mag:40 - Reload 3 Full Actions, [Storm], (Heavy, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 90kg
This is the only gun we need.
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>>4861219
Should be pointed out, you're not yet strong enough to make that your primary weapon.

Your current encumbrance for just carrying stuff on your person is 67kg.

Still, if you can carry it, that's a big middle finger to any Astartes, Ork or anything short of a Leman Russ you point it at.
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>>4861212
> Vector Pattern Storm Autocannon

We can get bigger. Never enough gains and Dakka!
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>>4861222
I know, that's the point. The goal I had in mind would be to buy it, carry it around and fail to use it effectively during practice, and using that failure as a motivation to work harder so we could one day use it as a primary.
>carrying the gun during laps around the cargo deck to build up stamina
>doing reps for gains
>practice holding, pointing, and reloading the gun to improve synergy and dexterity
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>>4861214
>Y (What?)
> Vector Pattern Combi-Bolter
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>>4861212
It's just 83k for all of them.
I say let's splurge, we've got 9,9 million.

Let's get two of each except maybe the heavy weapons just in case we want to dual wield them.

Hell, even if we don't use them, we could sell these as relics after 2-10 millennia.
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>Y
>Give me 2 of each
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>>4861226
The job we took was a once in a few decades kind of deal. We're not even gonna use some of those that often. Those thrones spend on the extra guns would be better put someplace else, like buying tutors, buying horse jet packs, or investing in a planet's stocks.
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>>4861212
>Y (What)

> Vector Pattern Twin-Stubber - 100m, -/-/8, 1d10+4 AP3, Mag:200, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Twin-Linked] (Heavy, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 5
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>>4861214
Autogun and two ventilators. There is no point in us buying meme guns. If they were specialist arms with some fancy gimmick, sure (autogun) but getting just two taped-together bolters or a purposefully retard-sized autocannon is a waste of money. As anon said, rather spend the money on tutors or augmenting our future squad.
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>>4861241
I feel good guns are always a solid investment. Especially if shit hits the fan with the space ship.
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>>4861241
>The job we took was once in a few decades kind of deal.
Yea, kinda. That's not to say you won't be able to make big bucks on some critical missions though, albeit making millions in few days is still pretty damn steep order.
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In case you don't know what these weapon traits do, here's a list.

>[Twin-linked] +20 to hit, +1 ammo spent per shot, 2 or more degrees of success inflict an additional hit.

>[Storm] Double number of hits on target, +1 ammo spent per shot.

>[Tearing]
Roll extra die for damage and discard lowest.

>[Accurate]
When aiming, +10 bonus to hit and +1d10 damage for every degree of success up to +2d10 extra damage.
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Oh, also
>[Reliable]
Only jams on a 100
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>>4861252
Changing to autogun (the three-barrel one) and a dozen Ventilators. Beast of a gun and they can be used by people like admech with dendrites.
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>>4861212

>Y(What?)
> Radec Pattern Tri-Linked Autogun

For dealings with groups of enemies

> Vector Pattern Storm Autocannon

For now "useless", but in the future, this will be GLORIOUS.
As of now it shall be used as... an home defense system/Horse Mounted weapon of mass destruction.
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>>4861212
>Vector Ventilator
>Combi bolter

We can actually use the Ventilator, though I wouldn't mind having a bit of mod work done on it. Expanded ammo capacities, better sights, masterworks but it's compact size makes it great for us.
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>>4861212
> Vector Pattern Ventilator - 40m, S/-/- 1d10+4, AP2, Mag:6, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Accurate], [Reliable], (Pistol, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-Handed) - 3kg
because why not have a big iron
> Radec Pattern Tri-Linked Autogun - 80m, S/3/10, 1d10+3, AP0, Mag:90, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Storm] (Basic, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 15kg
for big dakka
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>>4861212
> Radec Pattern Tri-Linked Autogun - 80m, S/3/10, 1d10+3, AP0, Mag:90, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Storm] (Basic, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 15kg
This weapon possesses a monstrous fire rate, utilizing the ubiquitous Crusader Cartridge in service throughout the galaxy. Eats ammo like nobody's business. Three times as heavy as a regular autogun and costs ten times as much, but in the right hands can put down an entire squad on its own in record time.
+++ Unit Cost: 10 000 TG +++

> Vector Pattern Combi-Bolter - 80m, S/3/4, 1d10+5, AP4, Mag:32, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Tearing] (Basic, Bolt Weapon, Two-handed) - 12kg
Two bolters strapped together. Nothing fancy, Astartes often use an upscaled version of these built to their exacting specifications. Still, it's very effective and in high demand across the galaxy.
+++ Unit Cost: 13 000 TG +++
x2 of these

> Vector Pattern Ventilator - 40m, S/-/- 1d10+4, AP2, Mag:6, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Accurate], [Reliable], (Pistol, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-Handed) - 3kg
An oddity. Massive revolver built with extreme precision in mind. Likely intended for bodyguards and people who want to get the most out of a solid projectile pistol. Has enough kick that normally you are supposed to wield this in two-hands. The low rate of fire and existence of Sniper Rifles makes this somewhat of a niche weapon.
+++ Unit Cost: 8000 TG +++
x2 of these.
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>>4861587
You know, if we got two Ventilators, and maybe some dueling gauntlets to mitigate kickback, duel wielding is a possibility.
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>>4861677
The stock is an army glove sleeve to absorb recoil.

Also no shock gauntlets? I want the power of THOR at my fingertips!
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>>4861712
*arm glove*
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>>4861299
So that's what those mean
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>Autogun
>>4861227
>>4861392
>>4861478
>>4861587

>Bolter
>>4861227
>>4861224
>>4861225
>>4861396
>>4861587

>Autocannon
>>4861219
>>4861223
>>4861227
>>4861392

>Pistol
>>4861227
>>4861396
>>4861478
>>4861587

>Telestubby
>>4861227
>>4861245
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>>4861808
So buy everything but a stubber.
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>>4861808
We're not even skilled with bolsters yet
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Alright, since there's no consensus, I'm just gonna intrepret it as follows.

>Autogun
There's 4 guys who want at least 1. So I'm gonna slap 1 in the shopping cart.

>Combi Bolter.
There's 4 guys who want at least one of these, so I'm gonna slap it in.

>Autocannon
There's 4 guys who want at least 1 of these so slapping it in.

>Ventilator
There's 4 guys who want at least 1 of these, so adding one to the shipping cart.

>Heavy Stubber
Only 2 people care. Disregarded like the minorities they are. Go complain on campus or something.


So final tally looks like this.
>1x of everything except the stubber.
>Total Price: 10 000 + 13 000 + 8000 + 43 000 = 74 000 TG

Confirm Purchase?
>Y
>N

I noticed I missed one vote in the tally
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>>4861834
Y
Better to have a variation of good weapons. Can't solve everything with the BONK.
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>>4861834
Yes
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>>4861834
y
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>>4861834
Y
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>>4861834
What's the rule on looting again? You can keep using it during your mission, but need to hand it off to your superior officer?

If we buy a planet, do we have to stick to it? As in stay on the planet to deal with administrative stuff?
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>>4861834
>>Y
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>>4861834
>Y
But 2 of each because we will lose them when we die in big booms or orbital re-entry.
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>>4861834
Changing vote to buying 2 of everything. We could sell the stuff off later on a different planet for bigger bucks.
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>>4861882
This
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>>4861882
>>4861855
>>4861907
Honestly, they are overpriced curious at best.
Even discounting the mark up for buying basically on order and at start of series where thy try to milk prestige buyers, compared to other weapons in the same categories. Triautogun and the Ventilator are most egregious of these.
We are buying them almost at x10 / x20 price depending on the gun atm.

I know we can afford it but these guns imho are not what we would want to go about into a fight with, and more as another collectible curious storage thing.

I mean they are fun but for the price we paid not something that should be seriously considered, unless the price drops considerably.
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>>4861855
+1
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Y
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>>4861970
Gotta do our killing is style, plus I highly doubt we will get many chances to buy again. We still haven't even bought a GoPro camera yet.
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>>4861970
Think about it this was. If we save these for a few thousand years, we could probably sell them to some collector.
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>Yes!
>>4861836
>>4861837
>>4861840
>>4861843
>>4861853
>>4861987

>Team Rocket
>>4861855
>>4861882
>>4861907
>>4861974
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>>4862130
One duplicate, ah well, result is same.

>>4861850
You are allowed to appropriate equipment on site, but you aren't allowed to keep it after the mission is done.
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>Balance: 9,901,080
-10 000
-13 000
-8000
-43 000

Total: 9 827 080 TG
>Acquired (Radec Pattern Tri-Autogun)
>Acquired (Vector Pattern Combi-bolter)
>Acquired (Vector Pattern Ventilator Hand cannon)
>Acquired (Vector Pattern Storm Autocannon)
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[1/2]

As you make your transaction, the atmosphere on the hall change as the lights turn a shade dimmer and the music all of a sudden changes to the Vector planetary anthem, well such as it was. You had heard many by this point and they sounded very samey to you.

The limelight was focused on one person coming from upstairs, escorted by... Some fancily dressed young woman. You had no idea who she was. You did however recognize the man whose arm she was wrapped around.

Radec Vangrippe, the planetary governor of Vector prime, and the defacto leader of the entire system, seeing there was no other human settlement here. The man who inherited the mercenary contract of his father along with the clusterfuck that was this war. Also, the man who paid you millions for the carnage you wrought.
Descending from the great carpeted marble stairs above the great hall, he waved jovially to those in attendance as focused the light of glowglobes reflected off the medals on his uniform. Steadily, he moved towards a large podium overlooking the atrium.

As he made his way down, he gave you a thin smile, or at least it seemed like that. It could just have been showmanship, but you could have swore that for the split second, he locked eyes with yours.

He took his place, overlooking everyone from the height of about ten meters or so, surrounded by imperial colors hung from every corner of his estate. He gave a quick test to the laudhailer before addressing those at present.

"Today I stand before you, both mourning in the loss of my father, one of the greatest leaders this segmentum has ever known, and in celebration of continuing his great work in pursuing the dream of both planetary and galactic unity he, I and the Emperor himself mutually share."

"We have, in my short term as your legally appointed leader, achieved great strides towards restoring the peace to our world. Not of course in small part thanks to the Solar Auxilia, whom my father in his great wisdom saw fit to ally for our cause."

"Within these weeks of struggle we have taken great strides militarily, scientifically and diplomatically towards restoring order to our beloved world."

"As most of you are no doubt aware, the Vector Military is undergoing a restructuring process on its armaments and organization, starting from veteran and elite formations. This process of rearmament will hopefully be reaching the standard troopers as well within the coming years."

"To those of you curios of the new age our army will see under my leadership, I suggest visiting the venue at the center of the room displaying the advances which our world has pushed the field of conventional ballistics."

"On that note, allow me the present to you the newest answer to projecting Hive Vector's planetary authority within the skies of this world. We have already received numerous requests from the Solar Auxilia on this product and the first functioning service model is finally ready to move to combat trials."
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[2/2]


"After tremendous quantities of hard labor, our engineers with the aid of our martian allies have FINALLY completed a grand project some doubted as being impossible."

The canvas is pulled upwards several levels up, all the way to the ceiling, unveiling an extremely stubby looking combat walker, it's legs, a fair bit shorter than the average sentinel, yet bristling with firepower.

"BEHOLD! The first Sentinel Pattern in the galaxy capable of wielding the firepower of a Dreadnought walker in the galaxy! The Mk1 Skybreaker Tactical Sentinel! Armed with two twin-linked autocannons, capable of shooting down >>4861907
most known forms of aircraft in the galaxy whilst maintaining the capability of traversing terrain unpassable for tracked vehicles."

Applause filled the room as the metal monstrosity was unveiled to the public. The Governor held his hands up, as if to quell the thunderous applause filling his home.

"However... However! That is not the only victory we have achieved within the recent days. A major breakthrough has happened in Hive Vesser and in Hive Ontos. One militarily and another diplomatically."

"Firstly, the ringleaders from Hive Ontos have sued for peace, sending a delegation of diplomats to negotiate the terms of their surrender. We are still inspecting the terms of this treaty, but from what I gather, the terms seem fairly reasonable at first glance."

"Secondly, the self-appointed Lord Mayor and his military council save for one person are now in our custody and shall be put on trial for treason under due process in the coming months."
A thunderous applause fills the hall, somewhat more enthusiastic than the last one, as the leader of the world once more urges his audience to be quiet.

"Please, please. Friends, it is not I whom you should be giving these applauses to. Within the very same room with us is the very man who delivered these would be usurpers. That man is Aren Seion, Specialist First Class on the Varangon Tagmata whose story is in equal parts heroic as it is unbelievable.
Firstly, he swam for hours making his way to Vesser undetected to stage a raid, costing the enemy over four hundred ships and their leadership and driving the entire city to a lockdown."

The applause roared throughout the hall as your achievements were listed, as men and women of high society paid tribute to your accomplishments by clapping their hands together.

You noticed that the Governor was gesturing for you to join him on the podium.

> Accept - Bask in the glory
> Just give him a bashful smile - You're feeling shy
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>>4862156
>Accept - Bask in the glory
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>>4862156
>Accept - Bask in the glory
but be humble about it, no grand theatrics just say i did my duty as best as i could, nothing more, nothing less
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>>4862156
>> Accept - Bask in the glory
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>>4862156
> Accept - Bask in the glory
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>>4862156
>> Accept - Bask in the glory
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>>4862156
>Humble basking
It's all about the reward for the work.
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>>4862156
>Humble basking

Happy to serve. Will do Again if needed
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>>4862156
> Just give him a bashful smile - You're feeling shy
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>>4862156
>Bring some humble pie to the stage.
Ask if he'd like a taste of our pie.
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>>4862156
> Accept - Bask in the glory
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>>4862156
>> Accept - Bask in the glory
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>>4862156
> Accept - Bask in the glory
But beware of political opertunism.
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D100 fellowship test.
I guess it's a charm roll.

DC: +20+10+32
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Rolled 51 + 62 (1d100 + 62)

>>4863129
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>4863129
roll

>>4863135
you don't need to add the bonus.
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>4863129
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>>4863179
Thank fuck
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Smooth as butter.
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>>4863179
>>4863129
14 vs 62
4 margins of success. sweet.
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+++ Meanwhile aboard the Varangonian Vengeance Class Grand Cruiser, the Oath of Conquest +++

Ever since the vessel entered the system, its intents had been clear. Though sporting some of the latest and greatest of Imperial ship technology, it wasn't friendly.

It had been a game of cat and mouse for several days now, it's long range lances exchanged the Grand Cruiser's Plasma Battery shots whenever they entered on each other's range, neither side achieving critical damage to the other.

The unknown vessel would appear at the extreme range, trying to pick off the escorting transport ships whenever it could, yet when given chase it would always slip away and the stalemate would once again resume.

"Alertness returning to yellow. The target has disengaged, good work everyone." Fleet Admiral Fedorov transmitted from the intercom, frustrated on the limited tools at his disposal.
This time he had tried to lure his enemy between the guns of the hive and those of his ship, hoping to get in more than a few knicks on their void shields.

Still, time was on their side. He knew that the moment the warpstorm cleared, there'd be reinforcements flooding to the sector. After all, a traitorous marine wasn't something the legions could ignore, especially when they're starting rebellions in fringe systems, hampering the process of the Crusade.

"Sir! We've detected an Aetheric distortion! They've engaged their warp drives!"
"In the middle of a Warp Storm and this far from the Mandeville Point?! Only way that would work is if-"
"It's a Micro-jump Sir! They're heading straight for us on full burn!"
"ATTENTION ALL CREW! ALERTNESS LEVEL CRIMSON! BRACE FOR A BOARDING ACTION!" The man shouts at the intercom.
"Focus on point-defense and prepare for a ram. They might be aiming to push us into the orbit. Burn out the engines if you must, we can't let that happen. It's do or die! Victory or death!"

The bridge crew injected combat stimulants to maximize their effectiveness as they guided their ship to battle. This conflict would not end with just a few bumps on the void shield...

+++ End of Interlude +++
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>>4863188
14 vs 92 making 8
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>>4863200
shit you're right. I forgot to include our base fellowship score. That's one hell of a margin of success.
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Fel is 32 in that lineup. 4 degrees of success.
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>>4863313
eh? 4 dos would be rolling 54.
We rolled 14.
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>>4863193
Ah, what a mess
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>>4863319
The DC is 62 and we rolled a 14. 24, 34 44 and 54 is four degrees. I don't know if we get an extra degree for getting under 62 (far as I understand that is not the case) but that is 4 degrees.
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>>4863386
the DC is 94.

Base 32 fellowship trained charm +10 to 42. Additionall add 20, then 10, then 32. which makes for a total of 32 +72.
But common convention makes +60 the biggest bonus you can get, so 32+60 = 92.
I was off by two, but still.
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>>4863390
I am pretty sure that the "+32" in the lineup IS our Fel.
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>>4863409
And the "+10" our charm.
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>>4863390
It was 62. To be fair, even if you failed it wouldn't have mattered much.
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>>4863409
>>4863411
Oh. That does make some sense, it is just incredibly weirdly put.
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>>4863460
Yea, well, I'm not exactly consistent
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>>4863523
Consistetcy is overrated
Embrace chaos!
WAIT NO NOT THAT CHAOS
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>>4863532
is that HERESY?
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> 4 Degrees of success

[ 1/2 ]

The lights on the room were now focused on you, as if to a leading actor in a play. Never did you know that the word political theater was so literal.

Of course, it would take more than a couple of hundred upper class folks to break your stride. You were rich, famous, handsome and dangerous. A subject of envy for any lesser men and your physique a living monument of human potential.

Setting your now almost empty glass aside, you slowly and purposefully walked up these stairs to approach the leader of this world, clicking your heels as you made it beside his podium. You performed the Imperial salute like in textbook, which he in turn returns with his own.
"On behalf of this whole world, I thank you for your service, Aren Seion."
"I was merely doing my duty, Lord Governor."
He extends his left hand towards your direction dramatically from the podium as he faces towards the pict recorders. ä

"The humility of an honest soldier, ladies and gentlemen! But we are not so ungrateful as to ignore his deeds! I hereby award you the Vector Planetary medal of Valor, the highest honor I can bestow as the governor of this world."
One of his bodyguards appear from the sidelines, presenting an elaborate circular gold medal resting upon a deep blue cross with white linings, laid upon a silken pillow within a fine wooden box.

The governor made his way down from his podium, taking the medal and pinning it on your chest in a swift motion. As you stood in attention, chin high, he then extended his right hand for an ancient Terran tradition still popular in most parts of the galaxy, a handshake.
In a picturesque moment, you firmly took his hand, smiling to the press as you did so. This would make for an excellent picture.

He then turned to the audience down the atrium.
"With these good news, I hope you will enjoy this evening with anticipation of further imperial victories to come, from now till the stars die out."
Thunderous applause filled the room, shortly dying out as the lights brightened back to their normal level, the governor guiding you to the sidelines, taking a moment to chat with you in a more private manner.

"I must say I was expecting more augmentation after reading your report."
"I'm a hundred percent natural grown son of the Empire, Lord Governor."
"There is no shame in that. In fact, I was not expecting such results so soon. You completely sidelined us, and the enemy, with that maneuver. Ah! But where are my manners?"
He says, gesturing toward the woman who was escorting him.
"This lady here is my wife, Lady Enissia Valoria Vansaul, the ninth daughter of the Sector Governor Maximiliam Iratio Vansaul and the most important woman in the system. She has been considerably less stressed thanks to our recent string of successes."
She gives you a quick curtsy in a fashion as highborn do. You, being but a soldier, knew little save to give a crisp salute.
"Pleased to meet you, ma'am."
"Likewise."
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The governor gives an affirmative nod towards you.
"You handled yourself well soldier. I imagine our resident iterator will be pleased from having her workload lessened for a change."
The governor then halts for a moment, placing his right hand on his ear.
"I see. Speak of the devil and she shall appear. Lady Odessa wishes for you to have a private interview session for the news. Apparently she seems to have changed her mind on her initial assessment of your capabilities."
His eyes shift towards a private room by the corner surrounded by media personnel.
"Some question as to why I still maintain her presence in the court. I've personally ascertained her capabilities. Despite the naysayers, I am convinced it was not by her dereliction of duty that these events transpired."
"I suppose you were proven right with... you know."
"Indeed. You've the right to refuse the interview if you so desire. I know warriors sometimes are not so keen on fame nor welcoming towards those trying to peer into their private lives."

> Is an interview with the planetary state media something you'd be interested in going?

> Y/N
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>>4863878
Y
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>>4863878
>N

begone rats
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>>4863878
>N
Don’t trust the dices!
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>>4863878
>N
Fake news!
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>>4863878
>N
Journalists, worse then any traitors and heretics
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>>4863878
>N
We are a professional.
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>Y
>jokingly but seriously “do I get a discount on one of those impressive new mechs you unveiled”
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>Y
I just want the space marine to see us in TV.
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>>4863878
>Y for a price.
Time is precious and I'd like this to be a propaganda piece. Of course, this has to go through the proper channels and with proper comp.

Merc life.
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>>4863878
>Y
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>>4863878
Looks like we're tied.
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>>4863914
>>4863909
it's going to be a propaganda piece.
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>>4863878
> Y
Only agree once they have deposited 2 million GT in your account
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>>4864077
it won't be 2 mill. we got 2.5 mill for our raid.
a couple thousand is fine though
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>>4864086
20 thousand would be the minimum
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>>4864091
Whatever is a good price.
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>>4864046
remember our supers and handlers basically told us to shut up and not make them look bad.
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>>4864246
We can qualify our commitment with "have to check command first" since they will take a while to organise it and they are asking if we are interested.
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>>4864046
A fair assumption seeing the only media company in the entire planet is ran by an Imperial Iterator who are professional propagandists by definition.
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>>4863878
>Y perfect time to spread the great word of the god emperor
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>>4864261
During an active insurrection.

Our name would be a useful demoralising tool against the last hive.
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>>4863878
>Y
Paparazzi it is.
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>Y
>>4863880
>>4863929
>>4863971
>>4863994
>>4864021
>>4864077
>>4864265
>>4864543

>N
>>4863895
>>4863896
>>4863909
>>4863914
>>4863921
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Hmmm... Yea, I guess another charm test.
D100
DC42 this time
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>4865004
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>4865004
Emperor bless these ravaged dice!
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>4865004
Oh my. Not getting much help then?
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Never doubted Aren for a second.
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>>4865011
oh thank the emperor.
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>>4865012
it's the shades, they look cool
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Fuck me those aviators are doing more work than the jet pack.
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>>4865012
Had some doubts.
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does this mean our request for a comped or discount walker are going to be accepted? lol these dice man
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>>4865021
Should have moved into politics sooner judging by this streak.
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>>4865023
3 7's=jackpot
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>>4865020
Aviator confirmed blessed by the Emperor.
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> 3 degrees of success

[1/2]

"It's fine, Lord Governor. I'll do it for the sake of morale."
"Very good, then, you are dismissed."
He says, shooing you away towards the media room in the corner, around which several augmented individuals were hanging in their press uniforms.

Upon your approach, they opened the door for you, leading you to a small quaint little room where half of the room was set up for interview, a quaint table, some water and chairs for two people and on the other side of the room, a lot of pict recorders facing them from different angles and press staff.

"You're here. We can get started." The high strung and somewhat bitchy iterator lady stated with her arms crossed.
"Oh wow, you really know how to set the mood, don't you?"
You replied snarkily as you trod to one of the seats, planting your extraordinarily firm ass on the cushions.
"Really feeling the morale skyrocket. Well, ask your questions then Iterator lady Obessa."
"It's Odessa, and my apprentice Issandra will be conducting the interview. She's our star columnist here and one of the best investigative journalists in the system."
"Right... Then what's your job here if she's doing all the work?"
"I'm the director on this show. We need this to be good. Places people!"
She says, clapping her hands.

A woman with golden eyes and raven hair sits on the chair opposite of you as some people appeared from shadows and applied some makeup on your faces.
"Are you ready?"
"Always." You replied, doing the thing where you pull down your sunglasses a bit for a wink.
"Take off those glasses. We're going live in three... two..." hand signal.

A green light lit up on the pict recorders, signaling the beginning of the interview session.
"This is your favorite reporter Issandra from the planetary capital here with a special interview. We've got here with us Aren Seion, Specialist First Class in the Varangon Tagmata, the Solar Auxilia battlegroup currently stationed in our world. How are you doing today?"
"Doing alright, thanks for having me."
"I understand you were single-handedly responsible for the raid on Vesser harbor district and the capture of Rufus Malitabe along with his two chief generals."
"I think one of them was an admiral, but yes. That sounds mostly accurate."
"So, I think our audience would be curious to hear what kind of world you came from. A death world, a noble house, eugenic armies? Tell us a little about your background."
"Keppeler IV? It's a gas giant. We lived on this floating refinery city which makes starship fuel nowadays, but used to do some other stuff as well before Age of Strife."
"I see... I have to say, I wasn't expecting you to be from a space truck stop. So how did you come to become one of the Solar Auxilia?"
"Well, the military career started in a pretty normal manner. We didn't have enough population to form our own battle group, so I got rolled into the system capital's army tithe when it came along."
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[2/2]

"It was a bog-standard rifle unit. Just guys with flak jackets and Autoguns doing standard boots on ground stuff. Occupy strategic points on mostly beaten worlds, do drills and marching till your brain turns to mush, that kind of thing."
"Did you volunteer for service or were you conscripted?"
"Oh, definitely a volunteer. There's a planetary quota, yes, but when you're stuck within a city with strict population controls and not a lot of personal space or upwards mobility, the recruitment office starts looking pretty attractive."
"Population controls?"
"Well you can't overpopulate what's essentially an in-atmosphere orbital platform, or it will turn into a tomb, excess people now get to migrate to other worlds now, unlike in the past."
"Do you ever miss your homeworld?"
"It's... complicated. Kind of like a bad relationship that started good, you know? Even when you know that if you gave it a try it's not going to work out, but there's always some lingering feeling urging you to give it a second chance."

"I think I understand what you mean. So, back to your career. How does one go from being a regular Imperial Army trooper to Solar Auxilia?"
"Oh, that? Surprisingly simple. You just have to be in the top 25% in terms of the galactic average. There's some mental screenings they do so you are fit for duty, and you have to get a recommendation from your CO to send an application to the tests and transfer. Once you do this, you just need to get a high enough score on written and physical exams."
"That sounds surprisingly easy."
"Well, you're still competing against deathworlders and such, but turns out those guys aren't too big of a share in terms of the galactic average. You don't need to be first place, you just need to be good enough."
"I can see you've certainly hit the gym more than once. Did you ever get any other sort of work done?"
"CUT!"
You heard the domineering iterator bark out.
"Remove the last question, we don't need it."

> "Eyyy... Fuck you! I was about to show off my sweet natty gains."
> "Let's just get this over with already..."
> Just stay silent
> Write-in
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>>4865179
>> Write-in
"was that neccesary for the interview?"
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>>4865179
>Take off your top and show off your muscle!
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>>4865179
>Lets try that again, We're competing with Death Worlders. You just gotta put a lot of effort to make your self stand out.
Flex muscles then to prove what YOUR working with.
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>>4865183
+1
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>>4865179
> "Eyyy... Fuck you! I was about to show off my sweet natty gains."
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>>4865179
> "Eyyy... Fuck you! I was about to show off my sweet natty gains."
>Take off your top and show off your muscle!
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>>4865179
> "Eyyy... Fuck you! I was about to show off my sweet natty gains."
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>>4865179
>Is that really neccercery?

I dont see what was wrong, but fuck her.
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>>4865179
> "Eyyy... Fuck you! I was about to show off my sweet natty gains."
> "Let's just get this over with already..."
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>>4865179
>> "Eyyy... Fuck you! I was about to show off my sweet natty gains."
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>>4865179
>Glasses stay on.
We need a cheap signature item that makes us distinctive.
Signature items give moral boost to people under your leadership.
>GLASSES STAY ON
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>>4865179
https://youtube.com/watch?v=hfvE6A2SP8Y
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https://youtube.com/watch?v=suHOLFhbwsM
Also have a irl jetpackvid
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>>4865179
> "Eyyy... Fuck you! I was about to show off my sweet natty gains
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I feel that since you were so rudely interrupted, we may need another charm test.

>DC42
>D100
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>>4865993
I'm gonna chaaaaaaaarm
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>>4865993
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>>4865993
Trying to trip up Aren "Coolbeans" Seion?
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> 3DoS
> Eyyy... what the fuck, that was good!

[1/2]

"Oh come on, what the fuck? I was about to show off my sweet au naturale muscle gains and share my 20-step plan for maximum aesthetic vascularity."
"I am well aware of your... Natural status. However, given the nature of your accomplishments, we need to leave that sort of thing ambiguous. It's too unbelievable."
"Too unbelievable? I don't want to hear that from someone who can't even do basic 30 minute bicep reps with two times your own body weight! Besides, wouldn't the people be more inspired by what the human body is capable of than what it isn't?"

She rolls her eyes and sighs in frustration, as if talking to an idiot.
"That sort of stuff is EXACTLY why we're leaving it ambiguous. Those who want to discredit the story will say you're hopped up on every drug imaginable and sport more augments than a Skitarii after a car crash. It leaves an opening for a weak counter-argument by those hostile to us."
"So you want them to think I'm a roided up cyborg?"
"No, I want them to CLAIM you're one, so their narrative gets tangled up to go a corner to make them look weak and stupid. The war of ideas is one of maneuver. If our enemy was using truth, facts and logic as their foundation, we'd just blast them apart in open dialogue as usual."

"I'm going to explain this once, so you understand. They're compelled to attack anything we or you say in the media because they're powered by tribalistic emotion. If they say you're a some sort of drug fueled half-robot demigod, that just builds a narrative of fear and infamy, and that works for us. Meanwhile, when the regular civilians don't really know the real limits of what you can do, they might start considering the Imperial Army as a good career option. THAT is why the last question was unnecessary."
She claps her hands again before you can say anything.
MOVING ON! MIX IT UP! GOING IN THREE, TWO..."

Your interviewer gives you a sad and helpless smile before she continued. Yea, you totally get it. Probably don't want to deal with this shit every day either.

She then perks up like a champ and continues addressing you in that same tone she was before without skipping a beat. She started out with a softball question.
"So, how long did you end up serving in the army until you ended up in the Solar Auxilia?"
"Little over two years, thereabouts."
"Any major battles?"
"In the regular army? Bah! Hardly. The guys with the big toys win the big campaigns. You may get a few open battles against feral orks and primitive worlds and some isolated small nations who try to rebel, but beyond that you are most likely going to get deployed to stomp down the insignificant embers of resistance after the blazing inferno of unrestricted war died out."
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[2/2]


"You've quite humble beginnings for what you've accomplished. I honestly find that quite unexpected."
"We all start from somewhere."
"Anything else you'd like to say from the army life before we move on?"
"So long as you don't go in expecting candy and hugs, you'll probably survive the experience. It gets easier after you're done with basic training."

"Let's talk about the stuff on our home front here. Can you tell us about the sort of missions you have done here so far?"
"Just the two, really. First was the boarding of the space station, which we cleared up reasonably quickly, and then there's the big one everyone is kicking a fuss about."
"The infamous Vesser Raid. Let's start from the beginning, how'd all this get started? I've been trying to get as much as I could, but there's a lot of classified and conflicting information."
"Really? I wouldn't know since that's not my department, but I'll try to answer the best I can."

"First things first, there's some mention that you got kicked out from the black ops for this mission, any reason why?"

> "Well, probably because I misinterpreted the orders on purpose, so I could go on a solo mission."
> "I got drunk with this one girl, paid it from operational funds. Not the coolest thing I did, but that's where it all got started."
> "No comment."
> Write-in
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>>4866016
>> "No comment."
"that stuff is classified and unless i am given permission by my superior i have no right to say anything about it"
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>>4866016
> "No comment."
> Write-in
Smile
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>>4866016
> > "Well, probably because I misinterpreted the orders on purpose, so I could go on a solo mission."

were here to boost morale so let us show them the peak of human limits that through faith in the emperor even a common man like me can achieve the impossible
*slits wrists and lets camera watch them heal.
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>>4866026
> also say it all started when i read the Lectitio Divinitatus

Lets start this religion a couple thousand years early.
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>>4866019
This.
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>>4866019
>>4866016
NO FUCKING COMMENT!
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>>4866016
> "No comment."
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>>4866016
> "Well, probably because I misinterpreted the orders on purpose, so I could go on a solo mission."

We can say this as its not one of the big 3's, I checked. If she follows up asking what we were doing in it in the first place then we can't really comment.

>>4851623
>Under no circumstance are you to mention that Vesser leaders were fakes."
"Ok, but why though?"
"So we can further sow the seeds of doubt even if they weren't body doubles?"
"Right. So the VIPs were real. Got it."
>"Secondly, you are under no circumstances to mention the involvement of the Astartes. This would give the rebels unnecessary credibility, considering the reputation of your branch of service."
"Right, right. Anything else about mission details or something?"
>"Try not to talk about the Veteran project going on in the North. That card hasn't been played yet and we don't want to show our hand yet."
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>>4866016
>Well I dont think they liked my hair
>But seriously, no comment. It's best to not talk about Black ops department
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>>4866016
>>4866028
Support
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>>4866016
>I can not truoy say but I suspect that might have some kind of relation with how I am now famous and have quite the notoriety. Those things really do not mix whit the whole black ops blending in among the people and being as inconspicuous as possible standard practices.


Kind of true but, getting kicked out had us being used as propaganda piece and not the other way around.
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>>4866028
Vetoed, because its contextually nonsensical.
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>>4866119
I change to this, it is a pithy and quick way to divert the cause.
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Just slip in God Emperor somewhere lol
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>>4866016
Ah well, Changing to
> "Well, probably because I misinterpreted the orders on purpose, so I could go on a solo mission."

Then.
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>No comment
>>4866019
>>4866020
>>4866033
>>4866040
>>4866044
>>4866069

>I'm a bad boy
>>4866026
>>4866062
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> No comment

You laugh imperiously as you gesture towards the manner, trying to convey this sort of 'You seriously think I was going to answer that?' feeling you were having.

"No comment. Next question."
"How do you feel about the Ontos peace offering?"
"What am I supposed to say to that? No comment."
"Do you feel your actions may have influenced their decision to come to the negotiating table?"
"Pfff... You know, as nice as that'd, be, I'd rather not make assumptions. Hopefully it turns out for the best."
"And if it doesn't?"
"I've plenty of years left in my service, so if they want to keep the war going, I don't mind. Better here than on some nightmare world I say."
"That's an interesting perspective. How do you feel about how the war has been going in general?"
"I liked the part where we kept on winning."
She laughs
"That's a very specific thing to say."
"Well, those are my honest feelings."

"I think we've beaten around the bush for long enough. The Four Hundred ships, the Vesser raid, mind telling our viewers the story?"

Whoo boy. Where to start. Even swimming there took over 20 hours, let alone the 24 hours you spent on sinking those ships. If you go into too much detail, it's fairly obvious you didn't exactly need to sleep.

> [ Full story ]: Sleep is for the weak.
> [ Classified ]: Say that you don't feel comfortable talking about it due to security concerns.
> [ Something else ]: Tell me how you'd like to handle this?
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>>4866399
>> [ Something else ]:
Give a childrens-story overview of things. No need to give details. General terms of "after a lenghty boat ride and a swim, plus some close calls, I was able to infiltrate the harbour, after which I set up my ambush..." No discussing tactical/strategic capability, weapons etc. Quick sanitized rundown they can use to make propaganda with.
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>>4866399
>Something else

>Well miss, while I'm not officially allowed to talk about every details, I can give you a highlight reel shall we say? Regarding the harbour, it was a lot of work and took a long fucking time let me tell you, Did you know that harbours on hives have sub-waterlevel sonar weapons? It took a bit of work to get past those without turning my bones to jelly, then broke them, after that I started sinking ships.
>Anyway those whoresons were hopping mad, they kept shooting into the water with everything you care to name, till I'm fairly sure the harbour was 80% bolter shells at one point or another but it's easy enough to hide.

>>4866412
Then give them a detail light overview. I just really think they are here for the 400 ship kills. So give them some details there.
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>>4866415
+1
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>>4866412
>>4866415
+1 these. Autogun bullets tend to lose a lot of momentum when you shoot into water. Same could be said about unspecilaized bolts.
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>>4866415
>>4866399
Cheeky fucker reply. +1
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>>4866399
> [ Full story ]: Sleep is for the weak.
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>>4866415
Support.
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>>4866412
+1
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>>4866415
+1
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just caught up
what a wild ride this quest is
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>>4866415
That's a spicy write-in. I can see why it won.
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In fact, that write-in is so spicy, I'm gonna have to ask another Charm test on it, just so we can see how well you tell this story.

I'm going to give you +20 on top of the 43 just because you did so well on those earlier checks.
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>>4867709
are we rolling now?
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>>4867709
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>>4867709
>>4867720
fuck wrong field, I need sleep
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>>4867709
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>>4867722
3 or so DOS. Lovely.
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>>4867722
3DoS, that's good enough to work with
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>>4867740
Smooth fucking operator.
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> Write-in
> DoS

[ 1/3 ]

"Well... I'm not really allowed to talk about the details, but how about a highlight reel? That sound good enough?"
"Whatever you're comfortable with."
"Perfect."
You adjust your position, get comfortable, flick on your aviators.
"Strap yourself in for story time, because this is probably the craziest thing I did that week..."
"So, no shit, there I was. The towering mountain of a city looming above me. Alone in my voidsuit, which I only recently discovered could be used as a diving suit. I had as much explosives on me as I could possibly carry, plastic bags wrapped around the nozzles of my jetpack, a piece of stolen garden hose around my neck and thunder hammer in hand."

"The sonic weapon reverberating through the water was shaking my very bones, trying to turn them to jelly, as above there floated hundreds of corpses of men who couldn't handle the infernal cacophony. The sea was about 80% Bolter rounds, 20% Autogun rounds, 10% grenades and 5% water, so I had to be careful to not get hit as I darted underneath the surface."

"I knew my rampage at the docks had invited too much attention, so I needed a distraction, I took some demolition charges from my backpack and just started blowing up fuel pumps on the docks left and right until there was enough smoke, fire and screaming to cover my escape from the sidelines."

"After making my way to the shore mostly undetected, I hot wired a civilian vehicle and started making it off the scene like a bandit as they were dumping ordnance into the water by the tons behind me. Then I faced the greatest foe I've ever met in my life, Hive City traffic."

"Understanding I was way out of my league, I ditched my ride and somehow managed to sneak my way into one of the canals. My idea was to sneak through the checkpoint unseen, like some sort of master of shadows..."

You took a moment to take a drink of water, not because you were thirsty, but because you needed the dramatic effect to maintain suspense.
The young woman interviewing you, was either superb at playing along or sucked into the story for real, couldn't really tell.
"So what happened next?"
"I climbed up from the canal with my wrist mounted grapnel. As I was about to reach the ledge, I saw myself staring down the barrel of one of the guards. There was no time to think, it was either him or me."

"I swung my Thunder Hammer, fast and hard as possible. I knew it wasn't the stealthiest of weapon, but the background noise of the hive somehow kept me from being undetected. All it took was one hit, the poor bastard got disintegrated shins up. Wasn't even any bloodstains."

"So, with my adversary dealt with, I snuck behind one of the guardhouses, looking for an opportunity to escape the underhive and move to the next level. I moved with the grace of a well oiled eagle, swooping through one shadow to the next... And as I reached to peek behind the corner of the guardhouse, well..."
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[ 2/3 ]

"Aaaand... that's when some rookie grunt with no trigger discipline came around the corner, bumping into me, discharging his weapon. I found myself staring down a platoon's worth of firepower. They had me dead for rights, insisting I'd surrender."

"What did you do then?"

"Jumped right back in the water as they tried to gun me down. Apparently none of them could aim worth a damn. I bribed some people to give me intel later, speaking of which, if you're watching, you know who you are, the money is waiting on your name, just go pick it up."

"Right, so what then?"

"Well, I had a jetpack and a grapnel, if they weren't going to let me through the easy way, I was going to do it the hard way. Climbing, sneaking setting off alarms, running away, blowing stuff up for distractions... Always on the move and never staying still."

"Any particularly close calls?"
"Oh yes, I did once get spotted by a police officer who just opened on me. So, there I was, had just climbed up through the billowing smoke cloud from a chemical fire I started. Thunderbolts were swishing around like angry hornets, trying to defend their hive. My armor was black with soot, and I was sneaking about the 6th level of the hive."

"There were military patrols all over the place, APCs, tanks, drivers. I was dodging them alright, but then this cop just drives past with his car, tries to tell me I'm under arrest and starts plinking at my void suit with his revolver, drawing in the army."

"I tossed one flame bomb on the alleyway, right on top of a squad moving to intercept me, as another APC came from my flank with a squad of infantry. They just floored the triggers and started giving my Void Armor a run for its money. I charged the Aurox in melee, tearing it to shreds with my Thunder Hammer. Needless to say, the infantry weren't too keen on sticking around and made a tactical retreat."

"After that, I made it like a bandit once again, managing to somehow lose them off my tail as I proceeded towards the upper levels. I sneaked underneath a transport and hung on for my dear life as they got me to the upper 8th level with their papers."

"They had an insane amount of guards on that level, mostly armed with bolters. With several close calls on being almost spotted, I manage to make my way through that place unseen. The military checkpoint was too well guarded, wasn't going to try that. Had to make it through from the external side. Luckily the Thunderbolts didn't know where I was, and the shifts had likely changed anyway."

"So, I climbed, once again, with my grapnel. I made it to the edge and snuck my way to the Air Hangar levels, quietly making my way unseen into one of the hangars, scoring a knife kill. I had an opportunity to steal one of their thunderbolts."

"Naturally, the air control wasn't too happy about that. I managed to convince him that the takeoff was accidental due to an unintended engine ignition. Somehow, they actually believed that and didn't shoot me down."
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"I aimed the thing to the highest spire I could see, hit the afterburners, floored the every button that shot something and hit the ejection seat in the last moment, but not before telling the air control guy to start looking for a new job, because this was one big cockup he did."

"So, there I was, at the top of the mountain, the tallest spire in Hive Vesser. I had just blown a hole through the mighty tower which was hosting the highest echelons of the rebel government. The fighter's entrance left not much else than corpses and destruction in its wake."

"I smashed my way through the building, heading desperately towards the room where they held their meetings, breaking apart doors, floors, walls, ceilings... Whatever was in my way. Mobility had kept me alive thus far, so I wasn't going to stick around and be swarmed."

"I started blowing through explosives like crazy. Every time a squad would emerge, I would unload grenades on them as they responded with bolter fire. My flamethrower ran out of fuel in the first engagement. When I made it to the council chambers, I realized they had fled, but they also left guards to slow me down. It really was a race against time."

"I chewed through squad after squad and tarantula turrets in narrow corridors until finally, I saw a guncutter revving up its engines, had to move fast. There were guards shooting, but there was no time to deal with them, I was going full throttle with my jetpack and only barely hit the vessel with my grapnel as it started accelerating."

"Now, they likely knew I was on because they immediately started leaving the atmosphere, trying to burn me off. Luckily, Solar Pattern plate is made of sterner stuff. I clawed my way into the cockpit, stabbing the pilot and co-pilot in the head before locking the doors. And then... Well, back home for medals."

"...that's wow. Just...wow. Ever think you should have been a space marine instead?"
"Nah, I'd like to be able to retire one day and have kids at some point. There's more to life than just grunt work."
"I see, got a special lady in mind already?"

> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
> "Had a few flings, we'll see if it turns more than that."
> "Not really, no."
> "Write-in"
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>>4867834
>A gentleman never kisses and tells.
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>>4867834
> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
Even if we never make anything of this - and we should not - it paints a good picture. Colonel might get a little bit suspicious but we should be able to play it off.
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>>4867834
> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
johnny bravo style.
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>>4867842
Yeah, was a bit of fun but fun is all that it was.
Real merc style.
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>>4867834
> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
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>>4867834
> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
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>>4867834
> Kiss and tell
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>>4867834
> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
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>>4867834
> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
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>>4867834
> "A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell."
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> Johnny Bravo

[ 1/2 ]

You give a cocksure smirk full of machismo from behind your aviators as you deliver your line as smooth as freshly whisked buttermilk.
"A gentleman doesn't kiss and tell." You finish with a wink
"Oh? How mysterious. I think that's all the time we have today. Thanks for being with us this evening."
"The pleasure was all mine."
The two of you shake hands and...
"....CUT! Excellent. Would have preferred a more honest soldier and less of a cocksure maverick, but it's workable. Not that I was expecting much more than a couple seconds of usable footage from you to begin with."
"Gee, thanks. Are we done here then?"
"We have what we need, so you can go. And the rest of you, go get me some footage!"

Don't need to tell you twice to leave. She clearly had an apprehensive attitude towards you. Maybe it was nothing personal, but as a soldier, surely you deserve some respect.
Granted, there was a lot to envy. You were, after all, rich, handsome and famous.

Still, you needed a drink, so you went where there were drinks to be had, namely the bar. Much of your previously jovial demeanor washing away like tears in rain as you didn't feel like keeping up the appearances overmuch.

Not after putting in effort and still being shat on.
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[2/2]

"Barkeep, what's the strongest stuff you're allowed to give me?"
"Well, we've a fine local fruit amasec matured in-"
You stop him before he can continue
"No offense, but I'm just trying to get a buzz going. Will it do that?"
"Yes, I believe it will."
"A shot of that then, be prepared for another if it doesn't do the trick."
There as a vapor of sweetness that filled both your mouth and nostrils as the alcohol burned it's down your throat. As you slammed the tiny cup down, one of the guests, standing by the bar next to you, laughed.
"Ease down soldier boy. The evening is still young."

She was a woman with silver hair, dressed in a luxuriant black and orange dress, savoring some sort of wine from a nice, tall glass.
"Our resident Iterator got under your skin? She can be quite a prickly little thing. Ah, but I have you at a disadvantage, I am Lady Victoria Tescarossa. Pleased to make your acquaintance."
"Likewise, I'm-"
"... The only soldier in the entire room not wearing an officer's uniform. Yes-yes, I saw the little show our governor put up, hence why I said I had you at a disadvantage."
"Well, pleased to meet you all the same. And yes, something like that. For someone in charge of maintaining the world's morale, she's doing a piss poor job at keeping morale up in her vicinity."
The woman laughs
"Ah... I knew you were a perceptive man from first glance. She's like a housemaid who doesn't clean her own room! Hahahaha! Apologies, this isn't exactly my first glass of wine, you understand, yes?"
"It's my first time in one of these things, so not really."
"And nobody to show you the ropes? Tsk! Tsk! How irresponsible... So, want to make this solo act into a duo and talk trash about the other guests while plundering the governor's wine stores? I'll even tell you why Odessa was being such a bitch to you."

[ A mildly inebriated lady from the high society wishes to get drunk with you. ]
[ Do you wish to accept this invitation? ]

> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
> Nay! Woe betide your liver if you follow this course! ( Respectfully decline )
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>>4868319
>Hell yes
I mean, lets not get black out drunk. But tipsy? Hell yes.
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>>4868319
> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
sure, sounds fun
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>>4868319
>> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
so long as we have a trustworthy sober third party to look after us and make shure nothing happens
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>>4868319
>> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
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>>4868319
> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
But don't go full drunk.
Question: Do our abilities also detox us?
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>>4868319
> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
She shows us the high life, we show her the low life. Our partner in crime for the week.
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>>4868319
> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
I refuse to believe that our boy can't drink a whole cask of Whisky and still be sober.
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>>4868346
I'd assume so.

Just. . No sleeping with her.
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>>4868346
Perhaps its like claymore witches where we can decide how drunk we get....
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>>4868319
>> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )
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>> Yes, your liver is strong like an ox! ( Cheers! )

why not
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>>4868316
>cocksure maverick
How many more people need to call us this before it becomes our nickname?
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>>4868751
It is all in the act, rather than the words.

But what did she expect, no honest soldier goes yolo at a hive.
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>>4868757
People who do that have more than a few screws loose
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