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Perpetual Defiance - Thread 5 - Dire Portents

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Welcome to Perpetual Defiance, here we play a game where you assume the role of a soldier working in the delightfully overpaid, but also morally gray Solar Auxilia mercenary formation which was lobbied into existence through the efforts of a lot of planetary governors through the Imperial senate. Your job is basically go to planets to keep a lid on things in case of a rebellion or a xenos invasion, and keep killing stuff until the Imperial Army arrives or the problem is solved whilst the governor lines your pockets.

The year is M31.005 and you've got the questionable blessing of being born as a Perpetual, an extremely rare kind of deviation of humanity who happens to possess a rather unique and questionable blessing. That being of functional immortality, with only very few methods actually existing in the entire galaxy to keep you gone permanently. Naturally, the downside is that the galaxy you live in is pretty shitty and about to get a whole lot worse.

The planet you're on is teeming with rebels. Not only that, there's at least one active Alpha Legion operative on the planet who sabotaged the space station and is likely responsible for swapping out rebel leaders with identical looking copies. Furthermore, another hostile vessel just recently arrived on the system, belonging to another group entirely. Well, you can check the details on the archives.

On the last thread you went to a fancy dinner party where you gave an interview to the planet's only media organization (obviously government owned and heavily regulated), got some medals, bought some guns from a gun show, blue balled an extremely influential lady of the high-nobility and ended up getting in a wrestling match with the champion of a local duelist fraternity.

We left off in a scenario where the governor offered you a boon for your exceptional performance, and you explained to him how as an aspiring officer, you couldn't afford to remain as a total meathead. As such, you requested for some education on the noble profession of construction work, as well as a copy of his libraries on as durable a portable format as possible.

Viewing these as reasonable requests, he acceded to your requests, promising to have this stuff delivered to your barracks as soon as possible...
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>>4880694
>E
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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 - 35
(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
(Int) Wright +0
(Per) Survival +10
(Fel) Charm +10
(Fel) Command +0

Weapon Proficiencies: Power, Las, Solid Projectile
Talents: Duelist, Swift Attack, Bulging Biceps
Languages: High Gothic, Mercenary Cant
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Inventory

Total encumbrance: 0/56kg

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

Currently issued Wargear:
> Nothing

Privately Owned Wargear: (Stored at HQ - Total 120kg )
> Storm Autocannon - S/3/6 250m, 3d10+8 AP6, Mag:40 - Reload 3 Full Actions, [Storm], (Heavy, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 90kg
> Ventilator - 40m, S/-/- 1d10+4, AP2, Mag:6, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Accurate], [Reliable], (Pistol, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-Handed) - 3kg
> 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
> Combi-Bolter - 80m, S/3/4, 1d10+5, AP4, Mag:32, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Tearing] (Basic, Bolt Weapon, Two-handed) - 12kg

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 (30,000 books - 0 read)
> Black Ops Dataslate
> Change Uniform

Barracks storage:
>Estimation of 1,700,000 books on various subjects, not all of it educational on a Hololithic Portable Database.

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 1
> Aviator hat x 1
> Council Guard Hat x1
> Sailor Hat x1

Money:
>9,901,080 Throne Gelt

Debts:
>1600 TG to the Rodgers Family - For a horse that's on another part of the planet
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t was the morning after the Governor's party.
You didn't get laid and you weren't hungover, but it was not entirely wasted trip. You did get into a fight after all and you procured yourself some serious hardware, along with some stuff you're probably never going to read, but might become valuable when you go to another planet where these books don't yet exist on.

The barracks were bustling with soldiers lining up for their morning recaf as you were arguing with some uppity corporal who had gotten high off his shitty little mosquito wings of a rank.
"THIS IS A MILITARY BARRACKS, NOT YOUR PERSONAL STORE ROOM! I DON'T CARE WHERE THE FUCK YOU GOT AN TWIN-LINKED AUTOCANNON-"
"A Storm Autocannon."
"SHUT UP! I OUTRANK YOU, DO YOU WANT TO BE WRITTEN DOWN FOR INSUBORDINATION?!?"
"Go ahead Corporal, see how that goes for you."
He then storms off, obviously going off to tattle to his superiors.
You of course neglected to mention to him that you're not exactly a specialist anymore. Your applications to the drop troopers and for officer training were accepted, along with the request for a week of personal leave.
You were now a sergeant in training, so you technically outranked him.

Still, the guy had a point. All the guns were taking a whole lot of room. Yes, you were an ace and everything, but this still was a military barracks. You had to give away some extra hats as well to your neighbors, just to smooth out the deal. You'll probably have to pay extra when you leave this planet just to transport your shit at this rate. You also need to work out something once you get transferred to the drop trooper barracks, hopefully they'll have more space, if not... Well, more bribes you reckon.

>(You have lost 1x Rebel Hat and 1x Aviator Hat in bribes due to lack of personal space.)

Hell, there's also thae hololithic database you recently got from the Governor, which fills up an entire backback. As you were pondering about your logistical circumstances and buildup of shit you have accumulated, a familiar face approached you.

"Want a Recaf?"
It was one of Klaus' new squaddies, Greg, approaching you with an extra mug.
"Well, since you went out of your way..."
"Gotta drink it while it lasts. If the warpstorm isn't gone by the end of the month, they'll start rationing it."
"Well, so long as we're not in stuck in the ass end of Imperium for a second age of strife."
He he gives a nervous nod
"Yea... I see you've gotten some stiff hardware in case that happens."
"Retains its value better than gold."
"Well, my leave is ending today. I'll tell Klaus you said hi."
"Work is work. Good luck with whatever you guys are doing out there."
"Same to you as well." He says as he destroys the contents of his mug with impressive speed.
"I'm gonna make sure my shit is together and do some last moment shopping before my time comes."
You nodded at him as he retreated to his own corner of the barracks.
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For the coming week, you'd be spending your evenings on your studies within one of the many educational institutes on the city before embarking on a journey of self-study during your deployment, but for the time being, you had some time to kill.

>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
>Try to figure out some sort of storage solution to keep low ranking anal goblins from throwing hissy fits.
>Do some shopping in the city. Shit, you've got money. Probably could purchase most things that are on sale in this city. (specify what sort of products you'd seek to )
>Write-in (what?)
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>>4880707
>>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
Always pay your debts kids. Wither that be in cash, or some 'other' kind of payment.
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>>4880707
Pay debt

>>4880711
Go to horny jail.
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>>4880707
>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
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>>4880714
Coomer brain
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>>4880707
>Write-in (what?)
All of the above.
1. Find a storage for all the junk,maybe the quartermasters storage can help.
2.Go see the Rodgers womenfolk and pay debts.
3. Ask them if they like to join you for a shopping trip. (We need to buy local trinkets,some common commemorative coins,computer chips,repair tools.)
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>>4880707
>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?

Debts are bad and unimperial.
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>>4880707
>Do some shopping in the city. Shit, you've got money. Probably could purchase most things that are on sale in this city. (specify what sort of products you'd seek to )
CAMERA! A FUCKING VIDEO CAMERA!

>Try to figure out some sort of storage solution to keep low ranking anal goblins from throwing hissy fits.
Easy to have things go missing if we don't do this soon.

>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
If we have time.

>Write-in (what?)
Read books.
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>>4880707
>>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
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>>4880707
>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
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>>4880743
>>4880707
+1
All the option.
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>>4880707
>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
CountryFolk Chads cannot stop winning
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>>4880743
support
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>>4880707
>Pay debt
>Acquire proper storage
>Any remaining time dedicate to our studies.

Debt is bad, unless we can turn them into favours for us to use.
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>>4880707
>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
And then
>Try to figure out some sort of storage solution to keep low ranking anal goblins from throwing hissy fits.
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>>4880707
>>4880743
+1
We can bribe our fellows to allow us to keep our store of weapons. We can talk to the quartermaster or foodmaster or whatever, and ask what's foods stuffs we're low on.
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>>4880919
You don't actually need to eat.
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>>4880707
>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
A good Solar Auxilia never leaves a debt unpaid, probably. I don't fucking know. Hopefully we don't end up having to bring three maiden worlds into the Emperor's Fold while we're there, we have hero shit to do.
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>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?

>Try to figure out some sort of storage solution to keep low ranking anal goblins from throwing hissy fits.
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>>4880940
But it would be good to keep up appearances that we do, and food tastes yummy.
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>>4880940
But other food do, and people will like the fact we got them extra supplies of recaf when we eventually run out.
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>>4880707
>The womenfolk from Rodgers family supposedly came to the capital. Maybe you should settle that debt?
I am a good imperial subject that does its debts
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>>4881081
We shall buy the favor and ever lasting loyalty of our fellow ODSTs through the most sacred and ancient of soldierly traditions, decent rations and amenities. I mean honestly if we can get ourselves eventually a frigate sized vessel which is meant as a mobile result and replenishment vessel with top of the line DOT facilities and food processing so we can have a unending supply of coffee and steak I would be happy
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I've just the entirety of the quest and I have to say... How THE FUCK are we this much of a fucking chad holy shit?
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>>4882224
Dice mostly. Plus the whole Perpetual thing. Those nat 1's at the start of the hive really pulled us through.
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>>4882295
I'm a little bit sad we didn't go for the Mujahideen Guerilla path with the Colonel and his buddies, but the sheer badassery that carried us through the Hive was insane. Wouldn't surprise me if we become a legend that last for ten thousand years on this planet.
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>>4882316
We'll create a cult following where worshippers will sacrifice hats to our name, via immolation. We'll hate it.
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>>4882316
Nah not that big of a deal. Likely mostly forgotten in a few hundred years. Plus the HH has a *lot* of whacky shit going on that dwarfs our little stunt.
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>One thing
>>4880711
>>4880714
>>4880718
>>4880795
>>4880809
>>4880813
>>4880945
>>4881469

>More than one thing
>>4880743
>>4880749
>>4880811
>>4880826
>>4880861
>>4880891
>>4880919
>>4881013

We'll start out from the ladies and go from there.
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As an aside, how much (if anything) do we know about the Alpha Legion?
Do we know that they're kinda sketchy and confusing or is that something a Solar Auxilia grunt wouldn't know?
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>>4882911
Only that we made one laugh and give us an astartes grade bolter round
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>>4882911
They appeared without mention or notice, sliced a station's control and gave it to us, then got escorted to our command.

And then suddenly, everyone is being searched b everything on suspicion of clones, shapeshifters and face stealers.
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>>4882911
You personally don't even know the name of the legion, not that it's surprising, seeing that the less the legion cares about their public image, the less you'd actually hear about them because they're a military formation first and foremost.

However, what you in character know is the following.
- The dude sliced the station's control and handed it to you
- Went to have a meeting with your higher ups
- The station he hacked started going crazy, issuing an evacuation order and the tech-priests you saved were left to suffer death by radiation
- The station's own vox arrays were used to block the communications on the station according to the tech-priest
- The previous planetary governor got murdered (according to Sneeb)
- There's a good chance he also killed your marshal (according to Sneeb)
- They've started meticulous genetic testing for infiltrators
- Another ship, not bearing the colors of the space marine appeared in the system, presumed hostile until confirmed friendly
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>>4883025
When is Sneeb gonna open up Sneeb's Sneed & Feed?
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>>4883045
This is M31, so it's still owned by Chuck.
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>Reunion with the village people

[1/3]

After finishing off your recaf and depositing the mug to the washer, you took your little permission slip and left the military compound, heading towards a hotel in the upper-middle hive, the address of which had been sent to you by the governor's lackeys, along with instructions reminding you to treat the existence of the refugees as classified matter until the it is formally publicized, and that the failure to do so may lead to severe repercussions.

The city was, as one would expect, bustling with people. You got some looks from people as you took public transport in your uniform, but overall, you're not the first soldier to be on leave. Hell, the year was bound to end soon, far as Imperial calendars could be trusted anyways. It's always hard to tell if the day is the same at the other end of the galaxy or not.

Were it a more peaceful time, perhaps this city would be draped in more decorations for the celebration to the end of the Age of Strife and the beginning of our two-hundred year Crusade. The Imperial banners flew from the windows of most houses, to such an extent as private citizens would bother to. Few embers of festivity glowed in the sea of dreary routine of a city at war.

Though despite all the troubles the world was facing, the governor at least manages to keep the public transport running crisp and on the clock. Leaving the tram behind, you stepped out on the high roads leading to a mid-section of a tall spire, built around one of the city's enormous support structures. The exterior of the building was not too discernible from a regular hotel you'd find on the hive, save for the armed policemen standing guard outside, attempting to look inconspicuous.

As you approached the door, they gave you a nod and spoke something on their commbeads, likely keeping an eye on whomever came and went.

Inside the lobby, there were plenty of people, wearing a fashion typical you'd see on the Freelander's Town, women chatting and going through some papers on the comfortable looking seating as the children were either playing, watching the big-screen, or sleeping next to their mothers.

Approaching the female receptionist at the counter, you stated your business.
"Hello, I'm here to look for a certain family whom I owe some money to. Might you be able to help me with that? They should by surname Rodgers."
"We'll see... What did you say your name was again?"
"Aren Seion!?"
You heard an elderly woman exclaim from behind you. Turning your head, you recognized her face, she was the spouse of the man who cut you open. Deborah Noko, the gravekeeper's wife.
"Oh, hello. Long time no see."
The receptionist types something on her terminal
"I'll let them know you've inquired to see them Mr.Seion."
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[2/3]

"How is it that you're here? Of all the places?"
"Well, I got some time off thanks to some good work I did, so I reckoned I'd pay back the money I owed to the Rodgers family while I'm nearby."
"How did you know we were here?"
"Well, I have some friends in high places who tipped me off."
You say, giving a knowing smirk.
"So, can you help me out here? Kinda was looking for-"

"Mommy! It's the man on TV!"
Only now you noticed, the thing running on the TV were actually clips of the interview you gave, mishmashed with some video footage of you climbing out of the gun-cutter and authorities dragging the lord mayor away, kicking and screaming as the reporter narrated in a calm and collected manner over the footage which had it's audio cut off.

+ "...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." +

"So that's why you went missing!"
"Yea... That does sound like something I might have done last week."
The crowd in the lobby all started looking at you, curiously as you chatted to the older woman.
"Look, I'm just here to pay my debts, you don't mind giving me a hand?"
"Of course, I know where their room is! Comecomecome!"
She then starts beckoning you towards the elevators as some people break off the crowd and start watch you leave.
"So, Jeremiah still around?"
"He... joined the war effort as an assistant chirurgeon, saying that the living needed him more than the dead. Freelander's town is mostly deserted now. The men grabbed what they needed and went to war, the women grabbed whatever we could and came here. We've been trying to send applications to arms manufacturers and organize some volunteers to help raise the morale."
"Well, I'm sure the lads at the front will appreciate that. So, uh... An awful lot of people here seem to recognize me. Anything I should do about that?"
"Oh, don't worry, most of the members of the book-club know about your circumstances, so you don't need to be nervous around them."
....not really what you were talking about
"I'd be more careful about those Rodgers ladies, they've a reputation, you know. Colonel's been loath to discipline them, so they've broken many hearts of the boys in the town."
"...Sure, I'll uh... keep that in mind."

The old woman guided you through the carpeted hallways, lit by bright glow-globes, stopping at a white door, numbered with a brass plate, identical to so many others in the hallway. After knocking, you were greeted by another familiar face. The Colonel's wife, not looking all too pleased at seeing the old woman.
"Hello Martha, I bring to you good news."
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[3/3]

"Look Deborah, me and my girls are quite tired after the trip, so..."
She then takes one look at you with a tired face.
"Oh. Sorry, please, do come in."
"Not you." She bluntly tells to the older woman who was about to enter whom harrumphs in reply as she turns towards you.
"I see I'm not wanted here. Take care Mr. Seion."
The colonel's wife rolls her eyes at the old woman as she closes the door in front of her.
"That woman will take all your free time if you let her..."
As you entered, you took a look at the accommodations the governor had bestowed upon these people. Better than your barracks, that's for damn sure. Roomier and more tastefully furnished too, and far as hotel rooms went, this was actually a pretty damn good one.
At the living room, you saw three girls piled on the sofa on their pajamas in front of the screen, watching the clip where you wrestled down that roided up duelist back at the party. Unadulterated sweaty, shirtless man-on-man beefcake action, grunting, groaning and roaring testosterone at each other.

Their mother claps her hands.
"Girls! We have a guest."
As one, they all turned their heads to see your smug face.
"Oh, hi!" The horse girl Emily quipped. "You're on the news!"
"I'm aware." You replied smugly
"Wow, you've gotten bigger!" Joy exclaims, looking at your ripped physique
"I'm aware."
"That's crazy!" Sandy says pointing at the screen. "You're crazy!"
"Well, I did have a few drinks that night before wrestling that guy."
"Not what I was talking about!"
"Anyway, I understand that I owed you some money for the horse?"
"Ah. Yea, sorry about that, we kinda gave Kazakh away." Emily states from behind the couch.
"Pardon?"
"Well, all the men were going off to war, and we couldn't exactly bring him with us on the train, I asked, so he was taken by dad's Warhost. We did bring your bag though! And I can try and get you another one later if you want for the same price if you want!"
"I don't suppose you could get me a horses that can handle an orbital deep strike? I'm kinda in the drop troopers now."
"Hah!" She giggles "You'd need to get some ridiculous augments to pull that off. Horses don't handle falls too well."
"So you're saying it's possible?"
"Well, sure, if you can get the same sort of implants as the Tupelov Lancers have. They're the only ones I've heard to be crazy enough to try and pull off an orbital cavalry charge."
Hmmmm... That's an interesting idea
"That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard." Sandy replies
"So, in regards to the debt then?"
"Unless you want to press me to get you another horse, I'd call it settled."

Are you fine with this?
>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
>Nah, I still want a pony, even if I can't drop it from orbit.
Also
>Recovered Duffel Bag! Hooray!
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Also
>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>"How was the trip?"
>"Does anyone want to go shopping in the big city with a multimillionaire?"
>Write-in (what?)
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>>4883131
>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>"How was the trip?"
>"Does anyone want to go shopping in the big city with a multimillionaire?"
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>>4883131
>>Nah, I still want a pony, even if I can't drop it from orbit.
I want my pony.

>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>"How was the trip?"
>"Does anyone want to go shopping in the big city with a multimillionaire?"
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>>4883131
>It's fine. .Try not to cry, fail.
It's sad, but it's life.

>How was the trip?
>Settled in alright?
>Been enjoying the show then? [Gesture to the news]
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>>4883174
>>4883157
Regarding shopping, you motherfuckers have obviously never encountered the terrifying force of nature that is whimsical or spoilt girls given free reign over a bank card.
If we want to stay a multi-millionaire, lets not.

I do however propose a counter offer of a nice meal out.
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>>4883183
Ah yes.

>>4883174
Changing from this to

>>Nah, I still want a pony, even if I can't drop it from orbit.

>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>"How was the trip?"
>"anyone hungry?"
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>>4883131
>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>"How was the trip?"

Never Brag about your money.
>Write-in (what?)
Ask if the girls want to go shopping, and to stock up on food and supplies for the long haul. Give the ma heads up that things may get really rough and the system could be cut off for a very long time.
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>>4883196
+1 the write in
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>>4883131
>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
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>>4883196
they can't exactly store it anywhere
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>>4883211
Hidden caches, buried around their properties and their little village, around landmarks and locations they are very familiar with like a forest or river area that they spent a lot of time around.
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>>4883131
>Nah, I still want a pony, even if I can't drop it from orbit.
I'll name it Buttercup!
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>>4883219
Err... they're on this city as refugees, albeit secretly, so they're stuck here until the entire war thing blows over.
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>>4883219
I indeed mean as the QM pointed out. >>4883245

They have a hotel room.
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Basically, the Governor got them free indefinite stay on one of the hotels in his city to help keep the veterans and their families loyal to the cause.
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>>4883196
There's no indication that the Capitol is going to be cut off for a long time though. Every hive on this planet is completely self-sufficient on food and power.
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>>4883183
I agree, rich girls are dangerous. And HOT as all fuck but we need to watch ourselves.

>>4883186
I'll back this.
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>>4883131
>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
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>>4883196
>>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
>>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>>"How was the trip?"
+1
>>4883131
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>>4883183
Agreed, combine it with the write in.
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>>4883245
>>4883248
Also doubles as hostages.

>>4883253
I'll claim to be Mormon so I advocate to do this anyways.
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>>4883131
>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
Can't really bring a pony to the Drop Troopers, as stated. Sorry team, we'll have to wait until Krieg regiments roll out to become a Death Riders.

>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>"How was the trip?"
All the info on how things went after we left.
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>>4883863
Well, I'm sure the Dictator heir of the entire planet whose main problems seem to be stemming from traitors would never be so callous as to utilize families of a militia organization he personally propped up at no small cost to himself, as hostages to, make sure he has an armed group with absolute loyalty and combat experience at his beck and call.

Now that just doesn't sound like something a dictator struggling to keep a hold on his power would do, you know?
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I mean people say we won’t be able to keep it but the scouts also bought horses and will keep them so just use the same stables they get for their horses. Horse bros stick together
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>>4883131
>Yea, it's fine... It's not like I wanted a pony anyways. *sob*
Will always remember you, Glitterhoof!

>>4883133
>"So, what happened in Freelander's Town after I left?"
>"So, you settled in alright? Is the hotel any good?"
>"How was the trip?"
>"Anyone hungry?"
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>>4883992
Hive Cities being well-known for their horse facilities.
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>>4883992
They're not using stables. They're roaming the wilderness, doing scout shit. If they need to keep the animals in one place, they either use rope or construct some sort of enclosure on site.
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>/mlpol/
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>Horseless headsman
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>>4884437
I meant once we leave cause I wouldn’t doubt that the scouts would want to take their horses with them and could bribe or get a place to put them on one of our ships
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>Town, Hotel Trip
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> Lots of things at same time.

"Guess the horse business is settled then. So, what happened in the town after I left?"
"It all happened very quickly. The... ahem. Book-club people organized most of it. Every man and boy able to hold a weapon enlisted on the war-effort, every vehicle and weapon was taken for the warhost, all supplies that could be carried were taken to war."
The Matron of the Rodgers family replied on a sad tone.
"Whatever valuable we could carry, we brought with us when the Governor's men smuggled us into the city. What we couldn't? We hid away or destroyed. There's nothing left there but abandoned houses. Freelander's town is now a town of ghosts."
"The trip seems to have gone well enough at least, you're all here and alive."
"Yes. Alive. The trip was frightening. Come dark, we slipped through on a route we were told was secure, not sure if we'd be chased or not until we finally made it to the train, cramming inside it fast as we could so we could be on our way that much sooner. The young children were crying in confusion, not knowing what was going on or why... I don't understand why Charles would be so happy to go to war and drag our children into it..."
"Those who choose to fight today, determine tomorrow. It is why every soldier fights."
"Including you?"
"Well, that's a quote from my old discipline master. But yes, I suppose that is one of the reasons to fight."

"So! How's the Governor's hospitality been? I see you've got some room at least and your basic amenities covered."
"The Governor has been most generous and supportive of my husband's efforts from the beginning. We cannot complain on lack of effort from his part to accommodate for us."
Thr girls on the couch seem to be taking it a lot better than their mother, not being as morose.
"It's alright, we've got a pool, free food and so on. Don't really have servants or animals like back home, but we're refugees, so what the hey..." Emily stated in a nonchalant tone
"They offered to enroll to a proper school. Well, those who want to at least. Lot of women want to make money making arms and show their support for the boys." Joy continued
"Oh yea, I also got some night classes on that learning institute theg got here to get me a crash course on some trade skills."
"Trade skills?" Sandy inquired, lifting an eyebrow
"Well, you know, constructing buildings and vehicles, that sort of thing. Figured it'd be a useful background skill to have as an officer in training."
"Oh, did you get promoted?"
"Something like that."
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> The horse business has been settled.
> You are no longer in debt!
> You still have the matter of shopping and storage to handle however

Ok, here are the options.

> [ Ask for a favor ]: "I'm starting to run out of room on my barracks, mind if I store a couple boxes of souvenirs I bought with you for my deployment?"
> [ Invite them for a meal ]: "Anyone wanna celebrate living another day by going to a restaurant?"
> [ Invite them shopping ]: "I got some time to kill on my week off, any of you want to go on a shopping spree?"
> [ Head to shopping alone ]: "Well, it's been good to see you, but I've some business to attend to. Maybe I'll see you later.
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
> [ Write-in ]: What
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>>4884875
>> [ Invite them shopping ]: "I got some time to kill on my week off, any of you want to go on a shopping spree?"
while also
[ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
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>>4884875
> [ Invite them for a meal ]: "Anyone wanna celebrate living another day by going to a restaurant?"
> [ Invite them shopping ]: "I got some time to kill on my week off, any of you want to go on a shopping spree?"
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
Rent a high end secure storage box in the upper hive. Shouldnt be more than a couple hundred thrones a month at most.
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>>4884875
> [ Ask for a favor ]: "I'm starting to run out of room on my barracks, mind if I store a couple boxes of souvenirs I bought with you for my deployment?"
> [ Invite them for a meal ]: "Anyone wanna celebrate living another day by going to a restaurant?"
Easy-peasy lemon squeezy
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>>4884875
Changing out vote from figuring out storage to asking force favor.
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>>4884875
>Invite them for a meal
>Figure out a means of storage
We only need like a dozen square feet to store our guns. It won't be that expensive and I feel that lending them our guns is a poor move.
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>>4884875
> [ Invite them shopping ]: "I got some time to kill on my week off, any of you want to go on a shopping spree?"
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
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>>4884897
>>4884897
I think you're right. I'll switch my vote to
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
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>>4884875
> [ Invite them for a meal ]: "Anyone wanna celebrate living another day by going to a restaurant?"
Seems like a decent thing to do after all the help.
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
Not their responsibility plus storing a 2 meter double-barrel Storm autocannon in their living room seems a bit much.
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>>4880700
Regarding talents, I've a few ideas of what to try and angle towards.

After we have trained up our Wright skill to usable, maybe we should push for lightning attack and then Die hard.
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>>4885036
That is assuming I'll give you those any time soon.
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> [ Invite them shopping ]: "I got some time to kill on my week off, any of you want to go on a shopping spree?"
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)

Although I am all for getting them a couple Auto guns or a holdout bolter, got to keep our contacts and potential Waifus safe after all
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>>4884875
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
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>>4885062
That is the assumption.

But I figure if we keep pushing for them eventually you will capitulate.
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>>4884875
> [ Head to shopping alone ]: "Well, it's been good to see you, but I've some business to attend to. Maybe I'll see you later.
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
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>>4885240
That is to say, training towards them rather than the implication of whining ooc until it works.
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test
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>>4884875
>> [ Invite them for a meal ]: "Anyone wanna celebrate living another day by going to a restaurant?"
> [ Figure out some other means of storage ]: (This means renting a place to store your shit)
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>>4885265
We will see further down on the line to Heresy. Overall, you're pretty much ahead of the curve in terms of strength at the moment.

Granted, lot of that came from the high grade gear you were sporting.
Should point out that once you reach 60 on any individual characteristic, I'm going to be dropping the amount of skill-ups you get from that to +2 instead of +5.

After 80, I might drop it to just +1 depending on how fast you keep scoring those hundies.
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>>4885867
We better keep training hard if we want to reach P E A K performance then.
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>>4885867
Does that include bonuses from talents or tutors? Will they get diminishes too?
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>>4885965
It’s hard to get tutors when you’ve reached the actual peak of what Humans can do.
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>>4886020
Astartes and Magos as tutors.
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>>4886020
We can and should focus on our weakpoints where we can. Our perception is shit and our willpower and fellowship are only mediocre, which is BAD. Even though we've basically been a gigachad caricature with how well we've ass-pulled ourselves this entire quest we can't rely on that to get ahead. Developing our skills would also be a good way to improve. Not everything is stats. Athletics or Dodge would make things a lot easier for us.
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>>4886069
This. I would also appreciate it if anons considered actually taking bonuses to stealth or perception checks next time it comes up. We're not Astartes, and even if we can perform somewhat at their level in terms of strength we are still only human, with all the squishiness it entails. A true Warrior trains his mind just as much as his body.
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>>4886069
I fail to see how this has anything to do with what we were talking about?
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>>4884875
> [ Ask for a favor ]: "I'm starting to run out of room on my barracks, mind if I store a couple boxes of souvenirs I bought with you for my deployment?"
> [ Invite them for a meal ]: "Anyone wanna celebrate living another day by going to a restaurant?"
One of the girls wants to make weapons, so we can let her check our guns out. She better not screw them up!
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Should probably tell you I am currently on an island south of Finnish coast in middle of a storm. Don't worry, this is intentional and I am not breaking any laws.

It just means access to electricity and internet is not guarantee for couple of days because technically its not legal to establish permanent habitation here.

Anyway, updates might be bit shaky for few days, gonna tally the votes, so I can make notes though.
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>>4886184
PEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKELE
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>>4886184
>QM is a Lighthouse keeper
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>Ask for a favor
>>4884893
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>>4886172

>Rental storage
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>Shopping
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>Meal
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>>4885694
>>4886172

>Solo shopping
>>4885244
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> Let's start with the storage plan.

This will be done on the background at an unspecified point in time, but I think it's good idea to decide on doing this beforehand due to scheduling issues.

Like so many things on this planet, the hive's storage company is run by an almost total monopoly. The only company which turns up in the public data terminals when you search for storage space in the hive boasts of being the only official government sanctioned storage rental and sales business in the city.

Despite the monopoly status, the rates they offer their services however, are quite reasonable even forthe local budget, depending on where the storage space was located.

The rates by which they bought back unused storage sites however were quite outrageous, offering only 50% back on the base purchase value regardless of the level of city the property was purchased on, upper or lower hive.

The rates went up higher depending on which part of the hive you wished your storage container to be situated at. The lower the level, the cheaper the price and the poorer the neighborhood. All storage sites had remote surveillance in case of a break-in attempt, but the company took no responsibility for stolen goods beyond calling the authorities when trespassers were detected.

There would almost certainly be some unofficial storage rental services in the city somewhere, but you weren't exactly keen to look for a stranger offering you a shady deal on storing your expensive shit, so you had to deal with the monopoly prices.

+++ Choose your base package ++++

> Light Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 35 TG/month rent or 100 000 TG purchase price.
> Storage size: 5x5m ( Can barely fit two standard issue sentinels inside. )

> Medium Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 90 TG/month or 250 000 TG purchase price.
> Storage size: 10x10m ( Can barely fit two Malcador Tanks inside. )

> Large Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 175 TG/month or 485 000 TG purchase price.
> Storage size: 10x30m ( Can barely park a Two Banebladee inside it. )

+++ Choose the location +++

> #1st level Underhive plan - ( Base cost only )
> #2nd level Lowhive plan - ( +10% cost )
> #3rd level Lowhive plan - ( +15% cost )
> #4th level Midhive plan - ( +25% cost )
> #5th level Midhive plan - ( +35% cost )
> #6th level Midhive plan - ( +50% cost )
> #7th level Upper hive plan - ( 150% cost )
> #8th level Upper hive plan - /Non-eligible/
> #9th level Upper hive plan - /Non-eligible/
> #10th level Upper hive plan - /Non-eligible/

+++ Current Funds +++
> 9,901,080 TG
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>>4886649
> Medium Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 90 TG/month or 250 000 TG purchase price.
> Storage size: 10x10m ( Can barely fit two Malcador Tanks inside. )
> #7th level Upper hive plan - ( 150% cost )
We'll upgrade to a bigger storage unit when we need one, this will do for now. We also dont need to spend an outrageous among of money for storage since we might not need to be here long.
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>>4886649
>> Medium Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 90 TG/month or 250 000 TG purchase price.
> Storage size: 10x10m ( Can barely fit two Malcador Tanks inside. )
> #7th level Upper hive plan - ( 150% cost )
We can upgrade later
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>>4886649
> ( +50% cost )
> ( 150% cost )
Wait. So is the 7th supposed to be +150% base cost?
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>> Medium Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 90 TG/month or 250 000 TG purchase price.
> Storage size: 10x10m ( Can barely fit two Malcador Tanks inside. )
> #7th level Upper hive plan - ( 150% cost )
>Buy the storage dont rent.
> let girls and their mother store stuff/have acess
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>>4886668
Yes
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>>4886662
Buy
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>>4886670
Bro that's 625k, that is a stupid amount of money. We're not even going to stay on the planet long enough for it to be worth it.

>>4886687
225 thrones a month is reasonable.
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>>4886649
Shit, I didnt state buy or rent. Voting rent.

>>4886662
>>4886670
>>4886705
But what if we want to move all our shit to an upper level of the hive one day when we get the permission to? Then we'd had wasted hundreds of thousands or thrones on a storage unit we no longer need.
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>>4886714
Easy. Now we have two storage rooms.
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>>4886649
> Medium Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 90 TG/month or 250 000 TG purchase price.
> #7th level Upper hive plan - ( 150% cost )

Rent.
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my thinking is that we can rent or give it or use it for long term storage in the event of Warp time dilation and those we are allied with would have a secure place to store things and use in our absence. After all if we own it and get thrown 5 thousand or 10 thousand years into the future as long as the hive stands we should still have it and not had our bank account drained dry over the millennia. After all we also are going to need multiple storage places around the galaxy if we want to save shit from the grasp of Chaos, and cant really do that as a renter
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>>4886728
Fucking exactly. Our lackeys will have their own storage should we get a new one on the upper levels.
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if we rent this storage for 1,000 years we owe over a million gelts so if we get sent thousands of years into the future we will have no money or goodies left
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>>4886719
But we would still have to pay for the more secure one, or pay a million thrones for it. That Hive Hiedt job was a once in a while kind of gig, and we're not going to be payed millions of throne belts again anytime soon. We need to invest smartly.

>>4886744
Why not just take our shit with us instead of leaving it on a planet?
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>>4886687
You or someone once mentioned that we could bury some schematics then come back for it a thousand years later and claim its archeotech, but could would do the same if we went looting on a space hulk and showed everyone a schematic "we just found"? Due to warp fuckery, a hulk could be in the warp for who knows how long.
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>>4886760
the problem with taking shit with us when we leave is that we are most likely limited in what we can take with us on the ship out. After all i highly doubt that quarter master would be cool with us taking personnel sentinels, Weapons and archeotech with us and take up storage room if only we can use them. After all space on ships is at a premium already and that isnt even getting into what happens if we have to abandon ship. everything we couldnt fit in our hands or shuttle gone. Having ground side storage places are critical. Plus we could charge the family say 20 Gelts a year to store stuff, much better rate than anyone else, to make a small but tidy profit when we are gone adn we could easily partition off our section before we leave. After all if we get thrown hundreds or thousands of years into the future then that adds up
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>>4886774
That's a fair good point, but I'd hate to deal with storage management in the future, and having to travel all the way through the warp to this one planet for this one thing. What I'm sure of. Is that we will rank up enough in the SA where we could probably get away with taking a vast majority of our war gear with us.
Theres also the problem of things changing on planets we leave. Maybe everything is still there when we leave, maybe the management changes and someone breaks into our secure storage units. The latter is what I'm worries about.
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>>4886649
Buy
> Medium Vehicle Storage
> #4th level Midhive plan
We want something that's not so far down that it gets robbed, but not so far up that we have to worry about busybodies. Also when we get rich enough we're not going to worry about one shed full of gear anyway.
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>>4886789
I mean i feel that if this quest goes on long enough where we reach the point where we have our own ship then we could just do a time skip of a year in which we went around gathering all our hidden caches and while management might be a bit annoying we could also just keep it to one a Sector to keep it simple.

Also i dont think we are going to get our own ship command for a while yet, not at least till we are 3 years into the HH or something has gone real wrong
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>>4886809
If we're so keen on buying a storage unit, why not wait a little longer to see how things play out first, to se if it's worth investing? Renting sounds like a much safer choice.
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>>4886649
>Light
We dont have anything that needs bigger.

>4th, rent.
I don't want to keep this, after we leave, we leave.
Especially since these things probably have a "use it or lose it" law.
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>>4886649
> Large Vehicle Storage - Base cost: 175 TG/month or 485 000 TG purchase price.
> Storage size: 10x30m ( Can barely park a Two Banebladee inside it. )
> #7th level Upper hive plan - ( 150% cost )

I'm not sure if I understood it but if we can just pay 175 TG a month for it instead of buying it right away it would be better, but if we have to buy it it doesn't matter, it's not even 1 million TG.
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>>4886789
You can always pay for space on the transport ships when the time comes.
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We should also equip the ventilator for off duty shinanigence.
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>>4887588
Rent also increases in price. If you rent the storage for 175 and it has +150% cost increase, it's 437.5 TG a month.
Granted, if you tried to buy it, it would be 1,212,500 TG.

Also, fun fact had you actually asked the Governor for a base of operations, you would have gotten an apartment worth couple million in the upper hive.

The cost of the education materials and the books are actually less than 20 000 TG in total, and you never actually needed the governor to buy copies of library archives, because this is still M31, and you're not a serf to be crushed under the bootheel in order to extract value out of.
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>>4887903
Oh well. It's not like the war's going to last for years, one way or another.
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>>4887891
Oh yeah that's reasonable assumption that you carry the thing around as personal defense weapon.
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>>4887905
Coulda still sold it for profit later. Anyway, monetarily speaking the two most expensive choices you could have requested were the apartment and a suit of power armor.

Granted, the added benefit of asking such meager things means he is also not expecting as much back from you in terms of a return investment.

Had he thrown few millions of worth of assets on you, he might have tried to rope you on another suicide mission, since you seem to be decent at those.
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>>4887910
Even if you're not permitted to carry them around, you can still stick it in the back of your pants with your shirt over it, then act like you ain't got it.

Works a stupid amount IRL, especially when people are not searching for a weapon on you.
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>>4887932
Nobody is going to care if a dude in Varangonian uniform carries around a gun so long as you submit to genetic screenings when asked and don't try to bring it to a place with VIPs.

It's kinda like how cops don't stop army guys carrying around guns. They might ask a few questions if they're just hanging around, but mostly out of curiosity.

+ you're a actually reputable enough to not get prosecuted on minor infractions even if some idiot pushed their luck.
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>>4887953
Lovely. Then no reason not too.
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>Upper Hive
>>4886655
>>4886662
>>4886670
>>4886723
>>4887588

>4th Midhive
>>4886800
>>4886851
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>Light Beer
>>4886851

>Medium Rare Steak
>>4886655
>>4886662
>>4886670
>>4886723
>>4886800

>Big gulp
>>4887588
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Alright, so you're going for a 10x10m storage area.

This is going to cost either 625 000 TG to purchase the storage area permanently, or 225 TG a month to store your possessions in.

If you purchase a car or a motorcycle or something along those lines, you can also store it here. It is also legal to run a business from the storage, but there's no toilet and it's not exactly on a prime spot for opening a store.

Anyways choose which you want to do.

>Rent
>Purchase
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>>4888042
>>Purchase
Renting is for fags
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>>4888042
>Rent

Resale will only get us half what we payed for it, so I see zero reason to do so.
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>>4888042
>Rent
If I had good reason to believe we would be staying long term on this planet, I might've been inclined to buy a permanent storage area. However we're in Heresy era as a Solar Auxillia Mercenary, we are bound to get passed around like a town whore when shit really hits the fan.
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>>4888062
>
The rates by which they bought back unused storage sites however were quite outrageous, offering only 50% back on the base purchase value regardless of the level of city the property was purchased on, upper or lower hive.
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>>4888064
0less than half!
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>>4888064
50% of the BASE price. Pretty fugged. Unless we plan to use the same storage for 250 years we might as well just rent. Probably off the rock in a decade anyway.
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>>4888042
>Rent
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>>4888042
>Rent
These prices are outrageous. We should be able to find something cheaper soon.
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>>4888042
> buy

So when we get thrown through the warp a couple hundred or thousand years we won’t be a broke bitch
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>>4888183
You keep saying that. Why do you keep saying that?

What possible idea gives you the notion that we are getting hurled through time while we are planet bound, or that we will not be cancelling this rent as soon as we are about to leave the planet.
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>>4888201
Because warp time fuckery is only way I can see us going any meaningful length of time into the future. I mean besides a time skip warp time dilation is most obvious and likely way we end up in the future
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>>4888206
So we'll timeskip.

And even if so, why would we not cancel the rent thing as we leave, so that it specifically doesn't drain our accounts.
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>>4888213
Because we don’t have a ship of our own to take our stuff with us? I mean do you think that the quartermaster would be ok with us taking Sentinels, weapons, archeotech, etc and storing it on the ship for us. Space on ships is a premium and until we are much higher on the food chain we won’t get the privilege of having more storage space than a locked or 2. We need places to store shit that we can just come back to and ground side storage in the capital hive which we own in perpetuity is safest we could get.
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>>4888042
>Purchase
it's good to own land.
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>>4888042
>Rent
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>>4888236
We are not going to have a sentinal, yes and yes. We'd probably need to pay a fee for it, but yeah.
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>>4888236
As I said before, you can always pay for space on one of the escorting cargo ships.
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>>4888042
Rent
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>>4888330
Must have missed that post, thx
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>>4888042
>>Purchase
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>>4888042
>Rent
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>>4888103
Part of the planetary economic policy manifested through the monopolies.
You will own nothing, and you will be happy.
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>Buy
>>4888047
>>4888183
>>4888250
>>4888336

>Rent
>>4888062
>>4888063
>>4888115
>>4888179
>>4888258
>>4888332
>>4888339

Alright, 225 a month it is. This will automatically be charged from your account, even if you're on the field.
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>>4888379
Rents due.
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> Meal and shopping

[ 1/3 ]

"So, anyone feel like wanting to celebrate getting to live another day by finding someplace good to eat and doing some shopping? I've got a few things I need to buy, and seeing you just got settled in, I reckon you could do with a trip to the market."
"Yes, yes, yes a million times yes!" Emily replied eagerly full of excitement.
"Mom, we need so many things! Change clothes, feminine products, swimsuits, snacks..." Joy continued
"Come on mom! We're finally in the big city! Let's head out!" Sandy chimed in

The matron of the family gave a stern look to her children in response.
"...Fine, but I'm keeping an eye on our budget. We don't know how long we'll be stuck here, and I'll not have us go broke on buying overpriced stuff on from the markets."
"Yess!" The three girls celebrated in unison as they scattered to their rooms in order to get themselves ready for the bout of spontaneous outing.
"They've been wanting to visit the hives for a while now." The tired parent replied.
"Charles was never was too happy with the idea before, but seeing we're stuck here..."
"Ready to go!" The girls chirped impatiently as they poured out of their rooms on after another, ready to roam the greatest concentration of Imperial goods and culture in the entire starsystem.

After quick transit to the railway station, you took a trip to the main planetary hotspot, both for locals and travelers. That location was the Starport terminal area, more accurately, the market district near it, which boasted the planet's only dedicated market for Imperial imports.

Upon arriving the zone, you saw people wearing many different fashions from across the Imperium as well as a lot of off-duty soldiers, both from the Varangonians and from the local PDF, browsing the goods which could not be gotten anywhere else on the planet.

There were of course, goods of local manufacture also being sold and not everything was outrageously expensive. Many things were on sale fitting for different price brackets, including those of the lower income families, granted everyone always wanted to look at the fancy stuff.

Forge-world technology was after all desired by one and all, as were the unique products of various archeotech worlds. Vesser had lot of catching up to do in order to match Necromunda and the other hives made during the age of technology.

The girls were excitedly looking for all the exotic sights and sounds left and right, seemingly having something new catch their eye at nearly ever few dozen meters as you wandered about the markets.
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[ 2/3 ]

"Mom! They've got communicators on stock! Just like on Darianne's Hope! Can I have my birthday money early? Pleasepleaseplease!" The horse girl pleaded
"No fair, if she gets one, I want one as well!" Sandy pouted
"I've wanted one of those things for since way before you two even saw them on your soap operas." Joy stated, somewhat offended.
The Matron gave one look at the price. 1300TG for the cheapest model and around 2000TG for a intermediate models with Mars Pattern craftsmanship going for 5500TG.
Needless to say, it was a vain hope for the girls to each get one of these things at the snap of a finger.

You knew of these devices, not because you actually were tech-savvy, but because you had seen a pissed off Discipline Master whip the skin off the back of a dumbass recruit for causing a major security breach with one of those things and making sure everyone knew why the fuck the guy was being punished.

+++ Explaining Tech! +++
+ Civilian Communicators +

+ An Imperial Civilian Communicator is a relatively advanced vox-messaging device, which is capable of establishing a wireless datalink for audiovisual communication as well as operating as a miniature data-slate for images and text. Some are equipped with miniature pict recorders.
+ Unlike common phones, the device does not necessarily require a service provider. Instead, you simply need to share an encryption key to establish a datalink to another owner of a device capable of vox communications. The range isn't infinite however and varies greatly depending on planetary conditions. However, within a 200 kilometer range, they are reasonably reliable and the range can be boosted through a vox relay service when available.
+ The encryption on these devices is relatively weak, and can be broken by just about any cogitator savvy person, allowing conversationa to be spied upon by most every tech priest worth their salt, provided they cared to do so.
+ These devices are highly coveted by most civilians in the galaxy due to their usefulness and scarcity. They are a major source of revenue to the worlds advanced enough to manufacture them.
+ Though usually permissible, the Imperial Army has strict regulations relating to use of these devices due to the obvious security risk they might pose if not handled carefully. Breaking Vox-silence is punishable by a summary execution at the discretion of the Discipline Master, and every owner of such a device is expected to take full responsibility to not jeopardize military operations with them, sometimes with their lives.

It's basically a smartphone without internet.

( Common Lore: Tech required for additional knowledge on these devices. )

+++ /Explaining Tech! +++
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"We'll get the cheapest one, and that's to share so we can call between the hotel and each other whenever we need to."
The girls look very disappointed at the notion of being unable to get their high tech gadgets.

Of course, if you wanted to, you could buy a hundred Mars-pattern communicators and you'd still have over 9 million Throne Gelt left, assuming they had that many at stock.

Though you didn't have an obligation to do so, you could buy each of them one as thanks for letting you remain as their guest for a while and for not selling you out to rebels.
Of course, you also had an ongoing fling with Sandy on the background...

As the girls tried to plead their mom to at least not get the cheapest one, you took a look of the selection.

+++ Available models +++
> [ Economy Models - 1300 each ]: Far from a uniform pattern, these devices are produced on technologically advanced worlds. They often are lacking in certain extra features or have some other problems. The call feature is guarantee though.
> [ Expedition Models - 2000 each ]: Fairly solid midline devices. It requires external charging, everything about these screams unremarkable, but functional.
> [ Ultramar Model - 3000 each ]: Manufactured for the 500 worlds of Roboute Guilliman, it is favored among bureaucrats. It is good for doing spreadsheet calculations.
> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]: Based on an ancient STC design, this communicator pattern possesses an advanced cogitator unit and a modular design. It's got two power cells on alternating self-charge cycles.
+++ /Available models +++

You wondered whether or not you should get one for yourself. They were expensive, but at the same time they were reasonably useful in case you needed to establish civilian contacts.

> Purchase one for yourself? Y/N
> Which model?

> Purchase the Rodgers Family some communicators? Y/N
> Which models?
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>>4890752
> Purchase one for yourself? Y
> Which model?
mars pattern
> Purchase the Rodgers Family some communicators? Y
> Which models ultramar model
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>>4890752
>Get one? Y
>Mars

>Purchase the rodgers family? Y
>Expedition
The ultramar models
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>>4890776
Fucking post. I had meant to say "The ultramar models are a mark up due to the name association with the 500 worlds, as well as the spreadsheet calculation function, which the girls don't need due to being guests of the governor, not still on the farm. An extra 4k for functionality they don't need is just bad buying sense"
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>>4890752
>Y
>> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]: Based on an ancient STC design, this communicator pattern possesses an advanced cogitator unit and a modular design. It's got two power cells on alternating self-charge cycles.
>Y
> > [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]: Based on an ancient STC design, this communicator pattern possesses an advanced cogitator unit and a modular design. It's got two power cells on alternating self-charge cycles.

I would have gone for the Ultramar model for the Rodgers, but very thought of giving that xeno lover Roboute money make me queasy.
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>>4890784
Why do you want to buy both the most expensive and wasteful option?

Ultramar is bad, mars pattern is worse.
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>>4890793
My thought about why Ultramar was bad had nothing to do with price though.
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>>4890799
Your protest of the Ultramarine's primarch over a phone, [which is silly, since it's manufactured FOR the realm of ultramar, not BY them] is not my concern. My concern is price vs fucntionality.

You don't get farmers a battleship or carpenters sports bicycles. So why would you give the refugee's in a hive city expensive calculators when they have a pen and paper or datapad.

You've then one upped it, and gone for mars pattern and given them personal computers. My question is why waste the money on features they don't need?

I'd say go for Economy models, but that's a byword for "cheap" in both quality and price.
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>>4890806
*shrug* I don’t really care abouth the difference in price, it’s really pocket money desu.
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>>4890825
I protest, due to both the message that it sends dropping 22k on Phones for other people as well as the frivolous use of money.
We're never going to keep our fortune by just tossing it about like water.
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>>4890752
> Purchase one for yourself? Y
> Which model?
Mars

> Purchase the Rodgers Family some communicators? Y
> Which models?
Ultramar
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>>4890752
>Y
>Y

> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]: Based on an ancient STC design, this communicator pattern possesses an advanced cogitator unit and a modular design. It's got two power cells on alternating self-charge cycles.

These ones are probably more secure and safe, we won't really be able to upgrade them later. Get one for their mother too, but make sure they understand the potential security risks so they don't talk about sensitive things with them laying around the room like husband comes home and starts talking about insurgency stuff.
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>>4890806
Hmm this post brought up the possibility that they might get stolen from them. Probably easy to track, but I bet they can be locked with passwords and biometric security features.
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>>4890752
>> Purchase one for yourself? Y
>> Which model?
Mars

>> Purchase the Rodgers Family some communicators? Y
>> Which models?
Ultramar for girls
Mars for Milf
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>>4890902
there is that as well.
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>>4890752
> Purchase one for yourself? Y
> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]
> Purchase the Rodgers Family some communicators? N
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>>4890776
I change this to >Ultramar for the rodgers.
If I can't get Expedition, I can at least prevent Mars from wining.
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>>4890752
>Yes
> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]: Based on an ancient STC design, this communicator pattern possesses an advanced cogitator unit and a modular design. It's got two power cells on alternating self-charge cycles.
>No
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>Get one? Y
>Mars

>Purchase the rodgers family? Y
>The ultramar models for girls
>2 Mars for Mom and Insurgency Dad
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>>4890759
>>4890776
>>4890784
>>4890793
>>4890897
>>4890846
>>4890903
If we're buying them some tablets, do you guys think we should try and get some favors out of them, like tutoring? Maybe the horse sister could teach us how to ride mounts better, or maybe they could ask their vet uncles and friends to give us more free lessons. Granted they'd probably teach us things regardless but you guys know what I mean.
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>>4891290
They've sold off their horses and close down and abandoned their estate. Sometimes its best to "purchase" social capital and good will without asking anything in return directly. We can probably ask for something down the line that is more situationally useful than an immediate favor right now.
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>>4891273
Hmm, maybe this works better as to not spoil them but I think its already locked in to buy them all top of the line stuff.
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>>4890793
Don't disrespect Martian technology! They haven't been hit with Daemonic viruses just yet.
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>>4890902
Mars pattern totally comes with a biometric locking system because honestly, that sounds like something they'd do considering that lot of the advanced bolters got the same shit going on them.
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>>4890752
>yes
>mars
>yes
>economic
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>>4891485
While we're shopping, can we buy some Mars pattern sunglasses? Are there mars pattern servo skulls, auspexs, or power packs we could purchase?
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>>4891516
Err... I don't think your physiology is very compatible with ocular implantation.
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>>4891516
However, you might be able to find a cybernetic familiar, like a grapplehawk or a cybermastiff, albeit you'd need to roll some dice to actually find one since those are reasonably rare.

This world doesn't utilize servitors extensively, not as of yet anyway.
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There will be a point when I ask you to list up some stuff you would like to get relatively soon, so feel free fo think of a list of things. Handheld Auspex is also one of those things that might be carried by specialist stores.
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>>4891524
I'm not referring to implants. Servo skulls like those flying things, or suspects like those utility detectors.

>>4891528
Online tutoring services? Warhammer 30k Khan Academy or something.
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>>4890752
Y
Y for all of them.
> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]: Based on an ancient STC design, this communicator pattern possesses an advanced cogitator unit and a modular design. It's got two power cells on alternating self-charge cycles.
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>>4891533
Admech sunglasses go directly into your retinas. That's what I was referring to, and yea, servo skulls, albeit in this case probably not skulls due to their symbolic significance, but rather simply a hovering cybernetic familiar with the same feature set is potentially achievable.
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>>4891533
Wh40k does not have internet beyond planetary level and very rarely do they exist in a form where the average civilian is allowed to post stuff there. It's mostly read only and when you can interact with stuff, it's mostly through forms nobody else can read.

Closest thing to a functioning internet is within hands of the Mechanicus in regards to the Noosphere, which isn't actually a thing yet for most Mechanicus guys because it was discovered at end of great crusade.
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>>4890752
> Purchase one for yourself? Y
> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]

> Purchase the Rodgers Family some communicators? Y
> [ Mars Pattern Communicator - 5500 each ]

Dont see a reason not to make friends. Plus the cost is trivial for us and recouped within a few weeks of active duty. Question though - any way we can beef up the security on our own communicator? Also, getting a not!Servo Skull is a great idea.
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>>4891588
You would need someone tech-savvy to know that.
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>>4891596
The Enginseer that's a part of our regiment. He must be around somewhere.
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>>4891588
I can tell you this much though from what the sales agent can tell you.
The more powerful comms device you got, the more advanced encryption you can run (which is why military vox casters are often size of a backpack)

Theoretically, if you had a scholastic lore cryptography, you could probably make a non-standard signal encryption and with tech lore you could make signals harder to intercept.

Every vox signal that's been recorded can eventually be cracked though, issue is just time and processing power.
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>>4891588
We can make friends using the cheapest line of communicators. While the Mars pattern is the best type around, the girls and their family don't need all the extra bells and whistles if they're not expected to use all the features, least any time soon in the foreseeable future. It's not a smart financial decision if we continue this habit of paying for the most expensive option present to us, not to mention they'd still be happy to have any sort of communicators, specifically the Economy Model. Buying that should gain the same levels of gratitude as the Mars pattern.
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>>4891601
Do these communicators have functions like phones? Apps, cameras, adapters,etc.
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>>4891603
We go out eating and I buy you a McD cheeseburger, then eat a filet mignon in front of you. I think you will find you value the two differently.

>>4891601
Common Lore: Tech roll for some basics on what would be needed to crack the Mars pattern devices? As in, can it be done with a military backpack Vox or do you need a facility with stationary cogitators type deal.
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>>4891605
see >>4890743
>It's basically a smartphone without internet.
>+ An Imperial Civilian Communicator is a relatively advanced vox-messaging device, which is capable of establishing a wireless datalink for audiovisual communication as well as operating as a miniature data-slate for images and text. Some are equipped with miniature pict recorders.
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>>4891605
Yes, they're basically pocket computers and they come with lot of different software, which beyond factory standard stuff, is largery region specific.

If you wanted to access local datanet with one, you theoretically could do this, but you'd need a vox tower that offers that kind of service to do it wirelessly.

Data transfer speeds on all these are fairly slow wirelessly though, but video and images can be sent from phone to phone.
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calling the vote in 17 minutes
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Personal use vote:
>Mars:
>>4890759
>>4890776
>>4890784
>>4890846
>>4890897
>>4890903
>>4890909
>>4891053
>>4891273
>>4891539
>>4891588

Pretty much unanimous on this regard.
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Foreign aid levels:

>Post-WW2 US
>>4890784
>>4890897
>>4891539
>>4891588

>European union
>>4890759
>>4890846

>North Korea
>>4891502

>Israel
>>4890909
>>4891053

>Other
>>4890903
>>4891273
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>>4891727
So 4 ultramar for the girls, 6 mars for the mum and 4 mars for everyone.

I wonder what'll be chosen for the girls.
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> 5x Mars Pattern civilian communicators
> Total cost: 27 500
> Balance after transaction: 9 873 580 TG

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Yea, why not. Chump change for you anyways. You could make that much in a month doing active combat of moderate danger levels and you had more money than you knew what to do with.
"Listen, how about you let me handle this one? After all, you guys took care of me for a while with no small risk to yourselves when you didn't have to. Besides, I've recently gotten my paycheck anyways."
"Oh, we couldn't..."
The mother protests
"Nonsense. I insist, although I don't intend to make this a habit. Wait here, I'll get you some toys."
You said as you entered into the store, being practically humped by the personnel the moment you opened the door.
"Hi, welcome, what can we do for you?"
Wasting no time, you got to the meat of the business.
"Yea, I was wondering, how many of those Mars pattern communicators do you have on stock?"
"We're going through the last dozen, likely won't have anymore tomorrow unless you get some now."
"Perfect, I'll take five."
Giving a shiteating grin, happy as a clam, the greasy salesman clasps his hands.
"That will be 27 500 Throne Gelt, is that alright with you?"
"Wouldn't be asking if it wasn't."
"Of course sir! Very good, let me just get your order for you."
The Man disappeared on the back, bringing five VERY thoroughly sealed containers bearing the insignia of the Cult Mechanicus along with a hefty line of various certification and check markers on the thin plasteel boxes they were stored in.
"Now every single one of these comes with a warranty that covers certified techpriest repairs for the next ten years at any cult mechanicus temples, free of charge."
"Sounds good."
"Additionally, since you're making such a hefty purchase, we're giving you a 300 TG gift card for our store, and a box of complementary sweets. If you have any problems with our products, simply come here and let us know and we'll handle the rest."
"Alright, fair enough, ring me up. Can I have them in five separate bags?"
"Of course Sir, anything for a big spender like you."

After burning through enough money to purchase quite a good car, you came out of the store with plethora of bags containing the communication devices.
"Got em."
"Oh thank you so much! I always ALWAYS wanted a communicator!" Joy exclaimed as she dashed for a hug the moment you got out of the store.
The girls jumped all over you happy and excited like a puppies in a pantry
"Which ones did you got?!" Emily inquired, hyper as fuck
"Now now, settle down." You said, handing the mother her bag first (hierarhy is a thing, you know), whom then proceeded to peek inside, her eyes widening as she turned back to look at you.
"You're joking?"
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The girls started squealing as they took a look at what was inside their bags.
"This is the most expensive model! How can you afford this?" Sandy asked with her eyes popping from her head as she took a look at her gift.
"Well I obviously got a bonus for the work I did at back at the hive."
"Oh, I just wanna go back home and tear into this package right now!" Joy giddily said as she hugged her package tight to her chest.
"Ohmygoshohmygosh!" Emily was being exceptionally giddy about her piece of high-end equipment.

"You didn't need to do this." The mother told you, being somewhat reluctant to receive such a gift.
"I know, but I wanted to. I repay my debts, in the good and in the bad."
"I don't think a few nights at the guest room is worth all this."
Well, that and you also fucked one of her daughters to oblivion and back, not sure how to put a price on that.
"Well, don't get used to it. I don't intend to buy everything you guys want, this was a one-time thing."

As you resumed walking on the big city, the girls kept peeking at the fancy toys they were carrying, each costing over three times more than the money they tried to sell a warhorse to you for, considering they're not exactly running on 100% profit margin, they're probably one of the most expensive things the girls ever owned personally.

As you drifted about the city you stopped on a grocery store for some mundane items four ladies living together needed in their daily lives.

You also had a few opportunities to look for various other things to spend your money on from military hardware stores to the simple recaf, all the way to vehicles. Seeing you had storage space to keep them for your deployment, you could always get yourself a car or a bike for the duration of your stay.

Of course, when you didn't need to use it, you could always let the Rodgers girls borrow it, not that there was issues with public transit.

> Try and look for some exotic ammunition for the guns you bought earlier.
> Try and hunt for some sort of cyber familiar (what?)
> Stock up on Lho-sticks and Recaf before it gets rationed
> Maybe look for some sort of vehicle for personal use
> Write-in (Anything specific you would like to look for?)
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>>4891811
>> Maybe look for some sort of vehicle for personal use
Half track

> Try and hunt for some sort of cyber familiar (what?)
Please explain
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>>4891811
>Look for exotic ammo
oooh, interesting.

>Stock up on Recaf and Lho sticks
This is the clever path, favours and resale value make for a great markup value.

>Find some recording equipment, like a go-pro
Some other anons were asking about it, why not be charitable?

>>4891814
Ah, Pysber familiars are animals which the cult mechanicus cyborgs and then connects to your mind through special technology so you share a mental connection, letting you see through them or command them without words for a range about. . [in mechanical terms a km per our willpower bonus, so about 3km].
The downside is they are fragile as shit, and if they die then we get the feedback, which can give us insanity or stun us in the middle of a firefight. It's just generally not worth it for us.
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>>4891811
>Try and hunt for some sort of cyber familiar (what?)
cyberbirb
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>>4891811
> Maybe look for some sort of vehicle for personal use
A half track

> Stock up on Lho-sticks and Recaf before it gets rationed

>Find some recording equipment, like a go-pro


>>4891821
Thanks for the explanation
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>>4891811
> Stock up on Lho-sticks and Recaf before it gets rationed

Always useful to have reserves that we can bribe our boys with.
And we can always sell it at a higher price, oncer rationing hit.

>Look for some non-military clothes
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>>4891811
>Stock up on Lho-sticks and Recaf before it gets rationed
>Try and hunt for some sort of cyber familiar (Falcon/Raven)
WOO, CYBER COMPANIONS.
While I'm not intimately familiar with that types exists in 30k, in 40k there are things like large cyber hunting dogs and several type of mechanical birds of prey. Since we fucking suck at stealth, I say we aim for something that gives us some long range tactical scouting ability like a Raven. If these Cyber Creatures don't function like that, we go for something more heavy, like a Falcon or something.

Also stock up on Recaf so we can trade it for hats when rationing starts.
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>>4891821
Well, I mean they can just be programmed to follow you around. You won't get the psychic link, it's just basically a servitor in form of an animal or a drone.
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>>4891827
They don't give us any benefits, mechancially because we are not a psyker.

But they can serve as attack beings [they shouldn't, they fucking suck for that] or long range scouts as you elaborated on like Corvids and hawks.

>>4891829
Ah, that's significantly worse then. Yeah no, I'd heavily recommend against this method. Immensely, completely against it.
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>>4891827
A flying servo-creature with an auspex scanner is pretty common, albeit you probably could also requisition one from the army depending on mission requirements.

Granted, these creatures aren't particularly smart or durable, so it's not unexpected for them to get blasted to shit pretty quickly after spotting enemies.
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Oh, and we will have to hide our supplies well. If the stash is found, we're fucked because they will plunder it and if the upper ranks catch wind of it, they may decide to hang us by price gouging laws and offer us the option of "donation" or punishment
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>>4891833
>you probably could also requisition one from the army depending on mission requirements.
So we'd be paying out of pocket for something considered somewhat expendable by the army and that has a low chance of survival in an actual combat situation.

Not gonna lie, I still do want a birb companion and going looking for one never hurts, we don't need to buy one. I understand that the notion of 'Tech Heresy' is distinctly related to 40k, but this is the Great Crusade Era and the Cogboys ought to be more receptive here towards modifications to existing tech. We've got an in with the Martian Priesthood in the sector, maybe we could commission some upgrades for it if we decide to get one. Increased durability, enhanced sensors that sort of thing. Heck, if its to get it wholly/partly coated in Cameleoline it'd be pratically fucking invisible and an invaluable scouting tool.
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>>4891854
*Heck, if we could get it wholly/partly coated in Cameleoline it'd be pratically fucking invisible and an invaluable scouting tool.

Fucking hell I can't write for shit, can I?
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>>4891809
You mean the Cult Mechanicum. It's not the Mechanicus yet.

>>4891811
> Stock up on Lho-sticks and Recaf before it gets rationed
For favors
>anons suggestion for cameras
Honestly not a bad idea for constant tactical live stream if we want to stay see what other squad members are looking at.

> Write-in (Anything specific you would like to look for?)
Anything that might become exceptionally more valuable ad time goes on. We need to get things before the Horus Heresy ends and shit goes grimderp.
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>>4891811
Some HD portable video recording equipment!

> Try and hunt for some sort of cyber familiar (what?)
Remote control drone? Stick a grenade on that thing and fly it to the enemy.

> Stock up on Lho-sticks and Recaf before it gets rationed
Battlefield currency.

> Maybe look for some sort of vehicle for personal use
Hover car!
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>>4891867
Ooo! Hover care for drive by ganger action when we eventually get to lead our own squad! Interedting, but not sure we'll need one when the SA will provide what we need.

>>4891833
What kinds of combat Servitors can we purchase? Something robust that can follow us around sounds like. I dont think we'll be as effective as commanding as ny servitors we buy like an enginseer or tech priest.
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>>4891833
How cheap is specialized armor piercing autogun ammo in bulk?
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>>4891824
+1
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>>4891811
> Try and look for some exotic ammunition for the guns you bought earlier.
Preferably in large enough quantity to BRRRRT an entire Eldar war party in one go.

> Try and hunt for some sort of cyber familiar (what?)
Depends on the price. All we really need is Auspex capacity (any chance for an Alien-esque movement scanner?).

> Stock up on Lho-sticks and Recaf before it gets rationed

> Maybe look for some sort of vehicle for personal use
As long as it would have some percievable resale value in 10 or 1000 years.
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>>4891811
> Maybe look for some sort of vehicle for personal use
> Write-in
Hats
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>>4891934
This planet doesn't really manufacture servitors or maintain too many on stock die to the relatively low amount of active Mechanicum priests on the world.

Even basic cyber familiars require a reqiisiiton roll. Combat automata are practically unheard of in this region of space.
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>>4892182
So no Charonites for sale? Damn.
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>>4892182
Considering how mobile we prefer to be, I can imagine us getting anything but an augmented horse, and even then I think we still have a long way to go before we could fully utilize its potential. I'm gonna nope out of buying any familiars.
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>>4891822
>>4891827
>>4891867
See here >>4891833
>A flying servo-creature with an auspex scanner is pretty common, albeit you probably could also requisition one from the army depending on mission requirements.
Why buy one, when the army might provide one?
The Aloha Snackbar drone idea sounds good if the creature can stealth, which I very much doubt it can. Plus it would be a very expensive bomb, where would could instead Rambo people instead.
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>>4892228
Depends on how expensive they are. Having a security drone able to do long-range scanning and record things from the top of a tree seems useful enough to warrant some expenditure even if we might get it for free 60% of the time.
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>>4892232
When would they be useful outside of missions, and why?
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>>4892247
"depending on mission requirements" as in we will not be able to rec a not!Servoskull every time, in which case the wallmart version would come in handy. Outside deployment, getting info on movement around us is still useful, as is auspex and scan functionality. Could have spotted the Malal worshippers sooner if we had had a Servoskull on patrol.
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>>4892228
>Why buy one, when the army might provide one?
Because the Army probably won't let us use one while we're either off duty or stationed in a position where we can't argue we're in need of one. Having a foldable robot bird recon plan on our hip at all times has literally no downsides.

Besides we just bough so many fucking guns on a whim, more guns than we can possible carry at the same time, guns that are so big we needed a seperate fucking storage location for them. We bought these despite the fact we havn't fired a single bullet this whole quest. Why the fuck would we need to buy guns anyway, can't we just get our guns "provided by the Military" too?
That's right, we bought them because "they might be useful later". It's the same with this purchase.
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>>4892255
I mean, a GC-era Eldar Blaster 3000 will only gain value over time. A commercial basic bitch auspex bot probably will not. Whether these are #worth depends on the price.
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>Ammo
>>4891821
>>4892050

>Smokes and Coffee
>>4891821
>>4891824
>>4891826
>>4891827
>>4892047
>>4892050

>Camera
>>4891821
>>4891824
>>4891865
>>4892047

>Pet
>>4891822
>>4891827
>>4891867
>>4892050

>Vehicle
>>4891867
>>4892047
>>4891824
>>4892050
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Alright, back again.
Let's see... Give me a D100 to see if you run into some sort of cybernetic companion on sale.

Let's say... DC10 because only places frequented by bounty hunters might carry this stuff and even them fairly irregularly
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>4893143
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>4893143
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>4893143
Birb time!
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As you browse through the markets, nowhere really seems to have these products on display. Perhaps you were looking from the wrong place, perhaps somebody bought them before you, hell, it's even possible nobody keeps them at stock here.

Nevertheless, no cyberpet this time.
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> Let's start with a vehicle

+++ Vehicle Store +++
"Normally you would require a permit to purchase a vehicle, but in case of Varangonians we've to make an exception. After all, there's hardly questions on your loyalty, just on your ID."


+ Road Wheeler City Cars +
> 9000-10000 TG
Though the shape and layout of wheels vary quite a lot, there's not much difference on the actual performance of the vehicles in this category.
Equipped with a fairly simple and durable prometheum engine and not a whole lot else as standard, it gets you and your family from point A to B reasonably quickly.
Hive Vector is capable of producing and maintaining these vehicles and they make up a substantial part of the civilian exports.

The company which trades in these vehicles, does so with quite generous terms. Cost of a basic four seater model is 10 000 brand new, and 9 000 for a refurbished used one.

Used Road Wheelers you can return for around 8000 Thrones, provided they're in pristine condition. If there's some repair work or cleaning up needed, they will substract the value from the price, or in extreme cases, just give you the price for salvaged spare parts.

It is generally seen as a sign of prestige for lower class families being able to own a road wheeler rather than a motorized rickshaw.

+ Toad Motorcycle Cart +
> 4000-5000 TG

This five wheeled vehicle is essentially a bike with a four wheeled metal cart at the back. It is light, open topped and rough around the edges, equipped with an underpowered engine. It is cheap and favored by denizens of the underhives to whom budget is everything.

This vehicle doesn't have too many safety features, it simply exists as means of getting around to the very bottom of society, even if it's not very far or very fast. It's basically a motorized rickshaw with seats.

The Company selling these buys them back at 3000 TG on average, provided they're on good condition (usually they're not), and sells refurbished ones at 4000 TG and new ones for 5000 TG.

These kinds of vehicles are the most common form of private transportation in the Imperium due to them being affordable to even the poorest working class citizens of civilized worlds. Even on uncivilized worlds, the primitive peoples sometimes maintain such vehicles.


+ Royce Benz Salon Royale +
> 125 000 TG

This import vehicle is built for both luxury and security.
It is essentially an armored limousine and possesses a discreet pop-up turret mount at the back for mounting a heavy weapon on (sold separately).

There are no used variants of this model being sold, all of them are essentially brand new, albeit if you wished to sell the vehicle, provided it still runs and is intact, they'd probably offer a 100 000 for a used one, no questions asked.

This vehicle is mostly driven by wealthy people and retired officers. Seeing that the middle-class hive workers make around 12k a year on average, this vehicle is way out of the price range of most people.
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>Are there other types of vehicles you would like to look at, or would you like to pick from this selection?
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>>4893253
>>Are there other types of vehicles you would like to look at, or would you like to pick from this selection?
Any Half Tracks?
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>>4893259
What kind of half-track? Are we talking about like half-track motorcycle, armored car? unarmored farmer truck size? a proper truck?

Help me out here, that's a pretty broad definition. Give me a pitch on the purpose you want it for.
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>>4893265
This kind of half track. Mobility on roads and cross country. Plus armor from small arms fire.
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>>4893269
Military vehicles like that would likely be taken by the PDF straight off the factory, presuming any were made, meaning best you could hope for is like farming equipment.
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>>4893280
How about an Armored car then? I dont really like Limos.
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>>4893299
You mean like a Hummer or a Cybertruck? Probably somewhere on the 40-60k range depending on specifics.

I assume you just want like a big car that can stop like standard Autogun and pistol rounds.
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Can we buy a big car, then just modify it later with a tech check? A limousine is a bit long.
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>>4893311
Yes thatll be fine. 60k is worth it. Are there any armored cars that can stop 14.5 mm rounds or 20mm? or would that be going into APC/IFV range?
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+ Deltorado Armored Off-road transport +
>45 000 TG

Chugs through prometheum like nobody's business, has an angry engine capable of delivering enough power to move the vehicle through most difficult terrain.

This particular type of vehicle is often used by wealthy people who happen to like loud and powerful cars and aren't worried about the constant chugging of prometheum.

It is powerful enough to have seen service as snow clearing vehicle by Imperial settlers on hostile worlds.

This vehicle comes unarmed stock and doesn't possess a turret mount.
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>>4893336
Can it be modified to be less loud, more promerheum efficient, and have a pop-up turret mount?
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>>4893328
That's honestly medium tank frontal armor range to stop autocannon rounds.

Light tanks and sentinels can stop heavy stubber rounds fairly reliably, so long as said rounds are just standard.
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>>4893340
Anything is possible with high enough skills. Granted, your wright skills are fairly low atm, so drafting up such designs may end up causing a lot of damage on the vehicle.
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Why do we even need an armored truck? Not like we will be driving it into combat.

>>4893251
>+ Royce Benz Salon Royale +
This better come with three axles and an Aquila flag. Also the resale value is moot since we will be sitting on the vehicle for centuries. Point is to get it into a historic/unique value item. Plus the gun turret seems neat. Throw in a minifridge for Amasec.
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>>4893345
Could we just spend the time planning out the designs first until we create one that wont do more damage than goods, then apply the modifications?

>>4893359
Its disgustingly expensive though, and I dont know about resale value in a few millenia. I'd be down to buying it if QM can confirm this.
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>>4893366
Firstly, its the kool-kids-klub car. Secondly we have people shilling Bix Buxx for old Ford models today. Now imagine how much people would pay for an Egyptian luxury car with a built-in mangonel from the 1200s.
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>>4893336
Can we customize the interior with packages? and at least six cupholders?
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>>4893366
Cars vary in value from world to world, albeit as an import car, it should have similar value so long as you find a buyer in most places of the galaxy.

Of course, not everything needs to be traded in Throne Gelt. They might just trade some equipment instead. Royce Benz is a relatively well known luxury car manufacturer in the Imperium as it shows up in some movies and parades.
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Now if we are talking about just shit that's valuable because it's old? Yes, largely this remains true in the Imperium as well to an extent.

Imperial history is revered, at least the agreed upon narrative. Possessing anything dating to the time when Emperor walked along mortals is a sign of tremendous prestige and such objects are coveted more and more by collectors as millennia pass.

If we are talking about say, Rogue Traders given opportunity to bid on a Great Crusade Era luxury car in M41, you might end up with a feud between houses emerging over something like that.
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>>4893398
https://youtu.be/g3uRc8WiSnQ?t=42
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>>4893401
Fucking JEWS
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Of course it should be noted, preserving a luxury car for over ten millennia is an ordeal on its own.
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>>4893251
+ Road Wheeler City Cars +
> 9000-10000 TG

+ Royce Benz Salon Royale +
> 125 000 TG

1 for fucking around, the other for fancy pantz things.
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>>4893398
We'll we should get two of the fancy limos, but do they have any sports or muscle cars? I think muscle cars are more our style, maybe shop for a 4 seater one with space to carry in the trunk
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>>4893427
>leave in an asteroid or in space or buried on a moon.
Problem solved.
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>>4893432
Not a guarantee due to orks.
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Should remind you guys, in case you've forgotten, literally NONE of these vehicles can be brought on mission, because of the simple fact that you're on the goddamn drop troopers.
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>>4893432
Are you forgetting bout rust, natural decay and all other sorts of lower the price damage?
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>>4893507
Presuming there is no oxygen or significant radiation, the things will survive far better than in a terrestrial garage. Granted, regular maintenance is still needed but you can extend the in-between substantially even if you need to drain it of oil and remove rubber parts first.
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>>4893432
Not a lot of things ain't stay static in the universe. Wars happens, fuckos break shit.

>>4893484
Can we buy stasis fields or is that bullshit high-end tech we won't be able to afford? Like the one used to keep Gorrilaman alive?

>>4893488
Of course.

>>4893507
>>4893430
>>4893420
>>4893401
>>4893366
Why don't we come back to buying cars later? Maybe, when we have the facilities to house all of them, have a higher military rank so we have some leeway in our hoarding problem, and so on?

Hey Rad. So how much would it cost to augment a SA tier Drop Trooper with augmentics to make them more ideal Drop Troopers? Increased Bone Density or reinforce skeletons+reinforced joints to resist damaging falls, some minor agi+str muscle enhancements for parkouring off walls.
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>>4893560
Stasis field *definitely* out of our price range. And our garage can fit the limo no problem. Plus there might not be any once the boogaloo starts in earnest.
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>>4893567
damn. maybe we can work something out with the tech priests we saved. Maybe we can give some stuff to maintain for us?
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>>4893488
forgot but I'm voting to buy 1 limo now.
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>>4893484
Use time dilation to fling something into the future?
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>>4893560
It's not really a question of money anymore because the aug market on this planet is so insanely small and high-end augments can easily run you several hundred thousand because you would need to coax a wealthy family give up one that belongs to them.

In case you I didn't make it clear before, this system isn't a high tech manufacturing world. Energy weapons and High-end augs aren't a thing they simply can make, meaning any that exist need to come as imports.

Trying to solve this by money alone is also idiotic because the army can supply augmetics and surgeries if they deem it worthwhile to do so and what they got access to is augs made in Mars, that is if they care to lend it.
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>>4893560
No. I want my armored promethium guzzling car.
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>>4893560
Space has far less people and is very undisturbed for thousands of years with the exception of something like >>4893484
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>>4893726
So long as the guzzling comes from the flamethrowers attached and not the engine I would support it.
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Should also point out that I find the notion of jettisoning your car to space as somewhat of a metagame option that doesn't make an awful lot of sense in character.
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Cars are an extremely bad long term investment. We should aim for the smaller, technological trinkets. Probably the Expedition Models should retain a high resale value.
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>>4893803
no buy car.
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>>4893849
As I said (and as QM confirmed) GC-era whatever is a fantastic investment. More so for a luxury item with practical applications.

>>4893803
Fair. Would not do it unless the MC takes the stance on squirreling things away beforehand.
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>>4894371
Eh, I mean the annual interest rate hardly is amazing considering we are talking about several Millennia long payoff cycles.

If you could somehow figure out how to accumulate cumulative interest in a safe manner, you'd stand to gain more monetarily, of course, money isn't everything in the Imperium.

Granted, interest is only possible to accumulate, so long as there's economic growth and thus of financing opportunities, meanwhile precious artifacts still accumulate value, albeit slowly, during times of economic stagnation.
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>>4894429
If only we could claim a ship as our own.
If we found a space hulk, would we have to worry about it fazing back into the warp, or would being a Perpetual kinda cancel that out?
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>Space Hummer
>>4893328

>No car
>>4894172

>Armored limo
>>4893359
>>4893428
>>4893591

>Family car
>>4893428

I'm gonna let the votes roll for few more hours and then we'll move on.
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>>4894437
Unless you destroy every warp core, there's always danger of it phasing into warp.
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>>4894439
https://warhammer40k.fandom.com/wiki/Warp-Drive
Gellar Field
>All Imperial Warp-capable voidcraft possess a special module attached to the Warp-Drive which emits a unique protective force field called a Gellar Field. The Gellar Field creates a "bubble" of realspace around the starship that it essentially carries into the Empyrean alongside it.
>The Gellar Field protects the starship and its occupants from the hostility of the Warp itself, as well as from the predation of Warp entities, such as daemons, as it travels through the Warp, as a daemon cannot enter the field or even survive outside the Immaterium except under very precise conditions or special circumstances.
>In truth, the Gellar Field is a field of reality whose source emanates from the dreams of a psyker kept in a hibernating, comatose state. In their coma, they psychically project an aura of normality around the ship in which the physical laws of realspace still apply.
>The voidship effectively shields itself within the dreaming psykers' projections of reality which serves as the "bubble" of realspace that pushes back the Immaterium for a time. However, these psykers generally lose their lives through this process after a relatively short time, which means that any Warp-capable voidship must have new psyker "batteries" to replace the old at a consistent pace.
>The weakening, failure, or collapse of a Gellar Field while the starship is travelling through the Warp would be completely disastrous. Warp entities would tear the ship apart to reach and consume the souls of its crew and passengers.
>An unprotected human in the Warp may be possessed by alien, daemonic entities or driven insane by the phantasmal environment itself. People disappear without trace, while crazed mobs rampage through the decks living out their nightmares, leading to widespread murder and self-destruction.
>Sometimes a vessel emerges from the Warp physically intact but with no trace of its crew. Many such ghostships drift through the galaxy, and they are considered an ill-omen by all those who encounter them while sailing upon the ebon sea of the void.
In Theory, would it be possible to house a portable to house a Gellar Field on something as large as a Dreadnaught or Heavy Sentinel? What's your take on Gellar Fields? The wiki says the psyker batteries only last for a short time, but that seems kinda bullshit when the Lamenters were stuck in the warp for hundreds of years.

Stop me if I'm getting my hopes up for nothing, I'm just fancying the next to 0% chance of taking a team of tech priests to disable the warp cores on a space hulk and attempt to claim it before it phases back into space hell.
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>>4894447
Gellar field generators are defined in lore as being one of the reasons why starships are so big in 40k.
Smallest warp capable ship I think was just shy of a kilometer long.
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>>4894481
0% chance idea, got it, thanks. Back to the drawing board on how to almost legally acquire a starship.
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>>4894481
I'm changing my vote to no car by the way
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>>4893803
Not if we intend to chase someone in space and attach rockets to the thing.
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

Alright, so it's a draw between the armored limo and no car then.

>Luxury car -1
>No car - 2
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>>4894488
Non-warp capable starships are a lot easier to acquire. Also, I don't think warp skimmers require a gellar field, but those things are also insanely slower than regular warp travel.
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>>4894505
You know what I mean and you know what I want, a frigate or something we can own on our own so we can keep all our nice crap in out space box until we feel like selling them, but thanks for the heads up. What are some examples of non-warp capable starships we could POTENTIALLY get? When non-warp capable starships come to mind, I'm, imagining something smaller than a warp capable ship, like a Thunderhawk.
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>>4894526
Thunderhawks are a thing, yes. Gun cutters, Shark Assault boats and most aeronautica vehicles are capable of spaceflight. Marauder bombers and various other Imperial navy bombers obviously do this as well with varying operational ranges.

Imperial Defense Monitors and Interplanetary Cargo Ships are the most common in terms of interplanetary operations.

Up from that, you also got non-warp capable escort ships, but these tend to be big enough to actually be able to house a warp drive.

Theoretically, you can also manufacture vessels the size of battleships without warp cores, albeit few systems have the capacity for it.

There's also star fortresses which can be moved with great effort, and with right sort of setup, can potentially be moved by warp as well, albeit this is considered a very risky undertaking.
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I think in 40k a frigate is still like on the escort ship size, and getting one, let alone the permissions to get one, is not an easy thing to do.

System Government and Arbites are mostly responsible for non-ftl stuff and Sector Government is responsible for determining who is allowed to have warp capable ships and what routes they are allowed to take.

Unidentified vessels in Imperium are often, shoot first, ask questions when you run out of flamer fuel.

Rogue Traders and Inquisitors often are only oned with freedom to roam the galaxy with no questions asked. Imperium isn't exactly Schengen zone.
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There's also the added layer of navigators being things that don't come standard with every ship, meaning most non-military vessels do calculated warp jumps instead based on charted routes usually sold by rogue traders and explorators.

Furthermore, you've 2 decades in service of the Imperial Army during a time period when every single ship is needed for servive.

You're not getting a warp capable ship anytime soon. It's not something a mere millionaire can afford.
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>>4894576
righteous brother. I'll lower my expectations down to maybe something more reasonable, like a thunderhawk ten threads from now. We can still air drop from that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR3NvUlTpog
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> -125 000 TG spent
> Current balance: 9 745 580
> Acquired a Royce Benz Salon Royale armored limo!

+++ Vehicle Stats +++
+ AP15 - Structural Points 25 +
+ Cruising speed 120kph +
+ Rugged, Wheeled Vehicle, Enhanced Motive Systems, Galvanic Motor +

+++ Vehicle Features +++
- Seats 6-8 people including driver
- Has a hatch up top and is compatible with the standard heavy weapon mount.
- Comes with a storage pod which can be used either for turret ammo or extra fuel. This is kept separate from the trunk, which is extremely spacious.
- The heat regulation system keeps everyone nice and cozy +
- Advanced air filtration guarantee a pleasant driving experience even on the most polluted hives.
- Passenger area comes with a cooler for drinks and a cigar compartment.
- Comes standard with basic medical kit and fire extinguisher
- Galvanic Motor prevents loss of speed even with only 3 functional tires left

The features kept on going, from cup holders to concealed departments for weapons as you browsed the brochure. Save for the lack of off-road capabilities and increased comfort, this vehicle was pretty damn close to military specs, a notion which you yourself found particularly appealing.

What the hell, you're a millionaire, a hundred thousand or so? Not really an issue. Also, you can drive in the hive safely without worrying about getting shot by assassins and such. Yea, why not? After all, it's not like you had much else to put the money on.

After shaking hands at the dealership and paying in cash, you rolled out on your brand new and shiny ride with a tank full of fuel to pick up the girls and to resume your shopping trip, but not before getting a rental deal on a storage space to keep this thing on during missions.

You parked your ostentatious ride aside the road and waited. After a few minutes, you saw the familiar faces arrive with hands full of bags, and you waved to them, popping open the door as they arrived.

With some confusion, they entered the vehicle, putting their bags on the floor as they admired your purchase. Granted, their family also used to have a limousine, so this wasn't exactly new to them.

"So, how do you like my new car?"
You said as you entered the driver's seat.
"You didn't just buy a new car while we were getting clothes."
The mother said with a somewhat concerned look on her face.
"Are you sure you can afford this?"
"Yes? I told you, I got a nice bonus for my last mission."
"How much do you even make!? My husband was a retired colonel, and we only got our wealth thanks to his pension and work as the head of the town. Do the Solar Auxilia pay that much more?!?" The mother inquired, clearly confused on how you're burning this much cash so easily.

> "Eh... The Varangonians do at least. I got some millions thanks to the bounties from the bigwigs."
> "That's a very personal question. I make enough to get buy, not enough to buy a spaceship."
> Write-in
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>>4894589
> "That's a very personal question. I make enough to get buy, not enough to buy a spaceship."
> Write-in
Next stop is Smokes, coffee, and cameras. Anyone else have any destinations in mind? Maybe we could all go for some movies, classic Terran style drive in movies.
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>>4894589
> "That's a very personal question. I make enough to get buy, not enough to buy a spaceship."
Can't give a number because then they would know how much they can leach.
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>>4894589
>I captured the leadership of an entire hive, they gave me a big bonus
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>>4894589
> "That's a very personal question. I make enough to get buy, not enough to buy a spaceship."
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>>4894589
>> "That's a very personal question. I make enough to get buy, not enough to buy a spaceship."
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>>4894589
lmao get by

But yes, tell her that.
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>>4894589
>Lots of big wig bounties.
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>>4894598
That's a very cynical attitude.
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>>4894660
While I agree in practice that really is unfair to them.

They've yet to make a SERIOUS attempt of golddigging. I'm not one to hold jokes against them [namely little miss buissness head].
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>>4894666
Considering how much they have done for us and how little they have demanded in turn I would say that is far from it. Hell, even the mom just went wtf at the Communicator purchase.
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>>4894589
> "Eh... The Varangonians do at least. I got some millions thanks to the bounties from the bigwigs."

No reason not to be honest desu. I doubt this lot are going to try and take all our money.
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>>4894655
Also just to clarify, I hope that this will be a polite redirection rather than a snappy response.
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>>4894717
Re reading my post it isnt clear.

My message is "while normally I agree to never give an exact figure to anyone because they will figure out how to do a borrow, that principle doesnt apply to this situation, given they have made no intention to do the shitty behaviour we fear outside of a joke"

Maybe joke about suicide missions a bit
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>>4894589
> "That's a very personal question. I make enough to get buy, not enough to buy a spaceship."
> Write-in
Once in a lifetime bonus type of thing, I don't expect to do so much splurging in the future.
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> Fear of the thot~
> Fear of the thot~
> I've a constant fear for my shekels when they're near~

> Fear of the thot~
> Fear of the thot~
> I have phobia that some are always there..~
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> Keep it vague

"That's a bit of a personal question. Enough to get by, not enough to buy a spaceship."
"Doing well enough for yourself, at least."
You chuckled as the engine purred, and the car ate the road underneath it with fearsome momentum.
"Oh yes, when you do action hero stuff, you get action hero pay. Not that I expect being able to pull off many jobs like that again. Anyway, enough about me. Do you guys have anything else you need to pick up while we're on the road?"
"I think we're mostly good on here, what about you? Any further stops?"
"Just a couple, and then we'll go eat. I really need to stock up on recaf and lho-sticks. Now, I don't know much about being an officer, but I know the majority of soldiers don't function without a cup of recaf, and that when there's a shortage of lho-sticks, they become a secondary currency."
"You think they're going to run out?"
"We're at war and the warplanes are cut. If we're stuck like this for a few more months, we're going to see rationing happen, and as every soldier can tell you, the rations are always too small."
Emily gives a nod of approval from the back seat as she and the girls were busy fiddling with their new toys.
"Prices skyrocket whenever rationing happens. We should stock up as well, if for no other reason than to make sure we still can have recaf when we want."

As your new machine devoured the pavement hungrily, the girls somehow got their devices working after reading through the instructional manuals, whom eagerly instructed their mom on the operation of these newfangled things.

Your eyes catch a somewhat dinghy looking sign which told you all you needed to know. Cigars, Amasec, Lho-sticks. The girls gave you a bit of questionable looks as you pulled your car next to a store that clearly looked like it was frequented by bikers.

In fact, you saw several bearded motorcyclists at the side of the road giving you a nod and a smile as you passed to the store, some showing off their Aquila tattoos as you gave them the Aviator fingerguns combo.

The store was ran by a gruff looking bearded man wearing a leather jacket, possessing a cybernetic eye and what clearly looked like army tattoos and battle scars.

"Ave Imperator soldier, what can I get you?"

> Shopping time! (Again)

+++ Recaf and Lho-stick prices +++
> 2 TG - 1kg of vacuum sealed recaf powder (Around 50 cups per kilo)
> 20 TG - 1 liter of factory made wine
> 30 TG - 1 liter of farm grown wine
> 30 TG - Carton of Common Lho-cigarettes (10 packs of 20 cigarettes)
> 40 TG - 1 liter bottle of good quality factory made whiskey
> 100 TG - 10 pack of highly alcoholic 0,5l bottles of low grade rotgut amasec
> 285 TG - Calibanese Cigars (25 cigars per box)

+++ Pict Recorders +++
> 500 TG for handheld pict recorder
> 600 TG for a small pict recorder with a mount
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Also
+++ Food options +++
> Fine dining - Expensive and exotic foods, but certainly a memorable dining experience.
> Casual dining - Family restaurants and such, no fuss and a little something for everyone.
> Pub - Relatively simple and low cost food, but they make up for that with drinks and atmosphere.
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>>4894940
> 2 TG - 1kg of vacuum sealed recaf powder (Around 50 cups per kilo)
100

> 30 TG - Carton of Common Lho-cigarettes (10 packs of 20 cigarettes)
100

> 285 TG - Calibanese Cigars (25 cigars per box)
10 +1 for the Colonel.

> 600 TG for a small pict recorder with a mount
So anon can finally shut the fuck up.

> Fine dining - Expensive and exotic foods, but certainly a memorable dining experience.
They deserve it.
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>>4894940
> 100 KG Recaf
> 2 Liters of Factory wine
> 4 Liters of Farm wine
> 100 Cartons of cigarettes
> 10 tenpacks of Amasec
> 10 Calibanese Cigar boxes
> 3 Handheld recorders
> 1 small pict with mount

> Pub
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>>4894940
+++ Recaf and Lho-stick prices +++
>(coffee) the question isnt how much we want to buy, but how much he has in stock
>same question in regards to Carton of Common Lho-cigarettes
>Calibanese Cigars x 11 = 3135 TG
>Whiskey x 100 = 4000 TG
>farm grown wine x 100 = 3000 TG
+++ Pict Recorders +++
> 600 TG for a small pict recorder with a mount

+++ Food options +++
> Casual dining - Family restaurants and such, no fuss and a little something for everyone.
Family ran diners are always a comfy treat.
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>>4894947
>>4894949
100 KG of recaff and 30 carton of stick wont last millions of SA troops through the months.
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>>4894940
>>4894947
Support
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>>4894954
Why millions? I just want a years supply for our squad and some extra.
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>>4895004
Just saying, if we're buying coffee we might as well go for BIG and buy enough to buy everyone at least 1 cup, or buy a months supply for a few thousand when the shortage hits.

1TG buys you roughly 25 cups of coffee. A squad consists of roughly 8-14 people. Buying 100 kg of coffee get us 5,000 cups between 8-14 people. That's more than 1 cup of recaff a day per person. Yep, math checks out. That's a years supply of recaff, but se dont need to buy a years supply. I think we only need a few months.
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>>4895026
I think you are being too optimistic with how short this boogaloo will be considering CSM shenanigans and soon-to-be orbital dominance. Boarding actions are bad juju and we have no charonites. Regardless, I am not opposed to just buying all the coffee in the store either (provided we can actually store the shit and are not talking 20 tons or some such number).
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>>4895030
What if we bought out a recaff buisness, or purchased some acres of beans for making recaff for all our SA lads? Claim its nessassary for the war efforts or something.
If you pack all the coffee evenly, then should fit in the storage unit if you stack them all the way up to the ceiling.
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>>4895038
I think you will find running a coffee business pays less than the same time spent on deployment. Just get enough to treat our men and have some bartering room.
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>>4894943
>Casual
Family is best.


Hmm, I like the look of >>4894947 the most, but handheld Recorder. If we use it, it's not going to need a mount.
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>>4895030
Your car can't fit all the coffee in the store because every grocery store gets their packets in pallettes, which despite having a big car, yours can't fit even a single one.

They move this stuff by the ton every month, so having 2 tons of coffee at the store room is not actually surprising, because sells reasonably quickly. Drinking 25 000 or even 50 000 cups a month is fairly easy to achieve in a regular city.
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>>4895051
Mounted one means you can slap it on a gun or some shit.
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>>4895061
Ah. Forget me then, mounted camera is fine. Bodycam is the idea I think.
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>>4895059
Then 100kg it is.
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>>4895059
Can we order the coffee to be shipped to our storage unit?
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>>4895079
You could in a free market society.
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>>4895103
what do we do if we want lots of coffee and cigarrettes
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>>4895188
You buy it from the store. If the store is unwilling to supply you 50 tons of the stuff because there's a major shortage incoming and the markets are an extension of the will of the body politic, you'll have to make do with rations.
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>>4895242
Can we buy as much as we can fit into the car, then come back to buy more and make several trips until we have 100 units of recaff?
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>>4894940
> 2 TG - 100kg of vacuum sealed recaf powder (Around 50 cups per kilo)
200

> 30 TG - 1 liter of farm grown wine
60L

> 30 TG - Carton of Common Lho-cigarettes (10 packs of 20 cigarettes)
500 cartons

> 40 TG - 1 liter bottle of good quality factory made whiskey
40L

> 285 TG - Calibanese Cigars (25 cigars per box)
a dozen boxes

> 500 TG for handheld pict recorder
> 600 TG for a small pict recorder with a mount
Both.

> Casual dining - Family restaurants and such, no fuss and a little something for everyone.
They got seafood?

>>4895273
>>4895242
>>4895188
>>4895079
Guys, we can order from suppliers and distributors at a better cost and get it shipped to our storage unit.

We may want to booby trap our storage unit after this.
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>>4895314
I agree with you. We could ask the guy with a Fellowship test. The difficulty might get easier if we mention how rationing might occur, and that he should maybe buy up a little extra.
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>>4895522
We can skip the store dude, we can just do a simple planet internet search for list and locations and distributors. Alternatively we can just look at the side of the packaging.
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>>4895562
It'd be rude to not buy anything. The Cigars we might as well buy, but I agree on finding the suppliers and distributors for bulk purchase discounts.
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Jesus christ anon. It is just coffee and cigarettes. There is no fat stacks to be made. This is just to get us in the good graces of our future squad and/or buy some little favours. We will neither have the time nor the need to deal cigs on the barracks corner like some hoodlum. Buy as much as we can reasonably fit in the trunk and lets move on.
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>>4895571
I thought we were gonna buy and go check out or ask about the suppliers after?
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>This thing
>>4894947
>>4894960
>>4895051

>The other thing
>>4895314

>Rest of the things
>>4894949
>>4894952
>>4895051
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Whoops, one of the votes is dublicate. Anyway, going with this one because it's got most support and it's actually reasonable enough for a soldier to buy without raising too many eyebrows.

> 100 packs of coffee ( 200TG )
> 100 cartons of Lho-sticks ( 3000TG )
> 11 Boxes of Calibanese Cigars ( 3135TG )
> 1 Mountable Pict Recorder ( 600 TG )
+++ Total Cost: 6935 +++
+ Remaining balance: 9 738 645 +

> Casual Dining
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>>4895865
How difficult would it be to make a mastercraft grapplinghook?
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>>4895870
Us making one. or getting one made for us?
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>>4895870
Depends. Is our surname Rodriguiez.
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>>4895870
>just cause 30k
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>>4896029
>swing around the power grappling hook like the blades of chaos in GoW.
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>>4896540
Theoretically doable. I think there's actually stats for like power whips.
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> +++ Moving on +++

[ 1/2 ]

After stocking up on narcotics and recaf, which some would also classify as a narcotic, you hit the road, finding a quaint family eatery to gorge yourself in.

Within the diner, you had a moment to relax. To kick back and forget the troubles of the world, of the galaxy, and the of war.

Sitting side by side with local women whom you'd grown somewhat familiar to, with some in more ways than one, you enjoy the small parcel of peace afforded to you during these times of conflict.

The food you ordered was hardly decadent, but it was familiar, and that familiarity brought a certain degree of comfort, as you had known these simple pleasures well.

A certain childlike innocence radiated from the girls as they eagerly examined the gifts you had given to their family, piecing together the mysteries of their function through the user manuals of the devices, trading encryption keys and trying out the message sending function.

Whilst waiting for your food, your communicator vibrated to life, signaling an incoming message on your inbox.

> + [ Thanks <3 ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ You're welcome. ] + /Aren.S

She gives you a smirk from across the table as she reads her message, pondering if she should reply.

> + [ Talk to you later today <3 ] + /Sandy.R

Before you could reply, your nostrils were assailed by the godly scent of steaming hot food as the waiter produced the plates for each of you.

Before you was a platter of groxflesh covered with a thick brown sauce, oiled up by the melted fat of the beast with steamed vegetables on the side, served with a chilled pint of that most ancient of beverages, beer.

With such a tantalizing sight, all in attendance pocketed their toys, and focused their chosen sustenances. As someone born on an orbital installation of sorts, a well prepared piece of meat always held a special place in your heart. Especially when it's made of such an ill tempered creature as the Grox.

As you enjoyed your meal, you tried to make small talk, but everyone was sort of avoiding the subject of the war altogether, none of you really wanted to talk about it too much.

"So, got everything sorted then? With the shopping I mean."
"Should be good for the time being. The communicators will help us keep in touch better. Still, I suppose we don't need to worry about the anarchist attacks up here."
"I'd still keep a gun on me anyways. I find it keeps people more polite when you're packing heat. Anyways, you got any plans while you're stuck here?"
"Well, the girls will be going to school, just need to pick what they'll major in. I'll probably look for some work, just like rest of the community. Have to keep up appearances after all, lest the those bitches take it personally."
"Yea, I get it. Back on my homeworld, people who didn't look like they were contributing enough to maintenance of the station got the shit kicked out of them and damned if you got caught complaining, you were as good as dead."
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"Is that why you joined the army?" The mother asks
"Well, sort of. The Imperium is a lot better employer than my homeworld was. I don't understand why anyone would stay on an overpopulated shithole when they can join the army. That, and it's a lot harder to criticize a family with a son in active service."
"So you did it to keep your family out of trouble?"
"Well, there's also the pension package, better salary, not too different living conditions, the respect, upwards mobility... It REALLY wasn't that hard of a choice for me to take the opportunity."
"Weren't you afraid you'd get sent off to die on some nameless world somewhere?"
"It wasn't exactly a bastion of health and safety regulations back home either, so not really. Here or there, I'd still pay for every Throne with flesh and blood, in the Army I got a much better price for it."

"But enough about me, any plans for the whole schooling thing? As in, what sort of fields you're looking to get into?"
You got shrugs from all around the table
"The Agri-stuff is our bread and butter, so I was thinking of pursuing that line of study." Emily replied
"But I don't know, maybe it's a waste to just specialize in that when our ranch might get blown to smithereens by the time we get back... Maybe study medicine I guess?"
"I was thinking of a legal degree. Maybe I'll run for some government job or something later down the line." Joy states
"I don't know." Sandy replied meekly "Maybe I'll just pick one at random or something."
"No particular interests?"
"I don't know..."
She said wearily

So, you finished up your respective meals and had dessert to boot, spending the time in small talk. Everyone was well and truly satiated, well, as satiated as one could be.
As thanks for driving around and being so generous with your gifts, the mother insisted in paying for the meal.

So, you drove them back to their hotel in your sweet-ass ride. Soon enough, you'd need to start heading to the institute of learning, but you could still have a quick chat with the Rodgers ladies, if you had something you wanted to talk to them about or ask them.

> Nah, end the shopping segment here.
> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.
> Write-in (something else)
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>>4897673
>Nah, end the shopping segment here.
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>>4897673
> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.
As long as we dont keep our other valuable stuff in the trunk, sure. The thing will probably tank any road accidents anyway. After that though, I think we should call it even steven.
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>>4897673
> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.
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>>4897673
>> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.
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>>4897673
>Can borrow the car if you like.

I wonder, why do we do them so many favours. I get that we [both the players and Aren] like them, I'm just pondering if it's whim or a sense of taking care of those we like.
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>>4897698
Personally, its a debt to be repaid. They basically put us up and helped us out when we were on our ass. Only reasonably to help them out in turn. The Communicators were a bit much but only from their point of view. We have the money to spend right now and it was a trivial cost.
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>>4897698
Probably because you're fucking one of the girls.
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>>4897673
>> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.
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did we just bought this car for shits and giggles?
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>>4897718
Partially. That and its value will increase so long as we spend the time on it for maintenance ever few months or years.
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>>4897703
Are we capable of getting addicted to hardcore combat drugs? The kinds that make your organs shut down over time? I'd be up for investing heavily into Willpower just so we could spam Super Psycho.
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>>4897827
Just get the Eversor cocktail. Not like exploding after you come down is much of a downer.
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>>4897830
We lack the connections to get those. Give it a few more decades and we might be able to get some. For now we can probably get combat stimms they use for Penal regiments relatively easily.
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>>4897673
> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.
It would be useless to us anyway when we are deployed.
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>>4897827
Much of it is psychological
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>>4897673
> Nah, end the shopping segment here.
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>The year is M31.005
Just out of totally innocent curiosity, how far are we from that random unimportant planet called Isstvan III?
>>4897673
> Nah, end the shopping segment here.
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>>4897673
> Nah, end the shopping segment here.
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>>4897673
> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.

I mean it's not like we can really do anything with it, and it seems like it'd be pretty hard for them to accidentally wreck it.
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>>4897673
> Yea, tell them they can borrow your car whenever you're out in mission.
The mom holds onto the keys. I don't trust some of the girls to not crash our car...
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i have a feeling that we are gonna lose car like we lost the horse
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>>4898344
How so? Can you elaborate these feelings?
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>>4898347
they sold our horse when we went away and now we have to trust them with a more valuable thing
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>>4898367
We're filthy rich and can always buy another horse later, and they know where they can park our car, but if they lose it we're gonna have a serious talk. Nothing more we can do past that.
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>>4898376
Money goes fast if we spend carelessly.
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>>4898540
GC-era equipment will sell like hot cakes in a few thousand years.
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>>4898626
problem is storing it somewhere for that long.
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>>4898654
Get enough reputation and favors, maybe we can make a hidden bunker in a solar system close to Sol for the Sole (kek) purpose of storing all our goodies.
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>>4898654
Considering Imperial equipment I would not worry too much. As long as there is no source of radiation and no oxygen, most things should survive very well.
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>>4898669
I'm not worried about atmosphere or even theft as I am about battle taking place and a exterminitus order or glassing occurs on whatever planetary body we stored our stuff.

I'd rather make our own space hulk by ramming a bunch of stolen ships into a large asteroid and store it there....
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>>4898692
Just store things in asteroids. Low chance of losing our shit in the vastness of space. As to making Space Hulks, very bad, not allow. Quickest way to fuck up all your gear and invite Orks and Jeanstealers aboard.
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>>4898692
>stolen ships
and there's lies the problem.
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>>4898692
Should point out to you that if you that if you tried to stash anything in space by just leaving it floating in there, every rogue trader in the galaxy has legal claim on it, provided you don't own the star system it's situated on.

Furthermore, chances of them finding it are pretty great since a whole lot of them have access to the Emperor's tarot, meaning they totally use psychic scrying to find random shit to loot.

They're also not the only ones to do this, Inquisition uses psychic scrying, and Ecclesiastic priests have nasty habit of getting visions from the Emperor. Also, Eldar corsairs are psychic and Ork weirdboys are a thing too, in case any freeboota figured out ro use them to look for loot, provided they didn't just make a 'Lootfinda' that spots scrap in space.

Furthermore, Chaos fucks also like to steal and corrupt caches of ancient technology.

Finally, you don't seem to grasp exactly how valuable warp capable vessels are. Vast majority of planetary governors don't have access to warp capable vessels despite wielding the power of a planetary economy at their fingertips.

Global GDP was at 2020 approximately 95.8 Trillion USD.

Approximately US spends about 3.4% of their GDP to military spending. If we had a planetary governor on earth, he would be spending around 3.25 Trillion USD on military every year.

Yet in spite of such centralization of economical prowess, our world would likely not be one of those capable of acquiring a Warp capable starship.
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Also, voting is closed.
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Inventory Updated!

+++ Vector Upper Hive - Medium Vehicle Storage - 225/month +++

Vehicles:
> Royce Benz Armored Limo
> + [ AP15 - Structural points: 25 - Speed: 120kph ] +
> + [Wheeled Vehicle, Rugged, Galvanic Motor, Enhanced Motive Systems] +

Weapons:
> Storm Autocannon - S/3/6 250m, 3d10+8 AP6, Mag:40 - Reload 3 Full Actions, [Storm], (Heavy, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 90kg
> 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
> Combi-Bolter - 80m, S/3/4, 1d10+5, AP4, Mag:32, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Tearing] (Basic, Bolt Weapon, Two-handed) - 12kg

Hats:
> Rebel hat x 1
> Aviator hat x 1
> Council Guard Hat x1
> Sailor Hat x1

Miscellaneous:
> M31 Great Crusade Commemorative Coin
> Hololithic Portable Database ( 1,7 million books )
> 100 packs of Recaf
> 100 cartons of Lho-sticks
> 11 Boxes of Calibanese Cigars
> Change Uniform

Money:
> 9 738 645 Throne Gelt

+++ Personal Inventory/Duffel Bag +++

Weapons:
> Fists - Melee - 1d5-3+5, AP0, Primitive
> Ventilator - 40m, S/-/- 1d10+4, AP2, Mag:6, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Accurate], [Reliable], (Pistol, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-Handed) - 3kg

Armor:
> Service Uniform - AP0
> Aviator glasses - AP0

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

Miscellaneous:
> Personal Dataslate ( 30,000 books )
> Mars Pattern Civilian Communicator
> Unused Astartes Pattern Bolt Round
> Mountable Pict Recorder
> Change Uniform
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+++ Vector Upper Hive - Medium Vehicle Storage - 225/month and Barracks storage +++

Vehicles:
> Royce Benz Armored Limo
> + [ AP15 - Structural points: 25 - Speed: 120kph ] +
> + [Wheeled Vehicle, Rugged, Galvanic Motor, Enhanced Motive Systems] +

Weapons:
> Storm Autocannon - S/3/6 250m, 3d10+8 AP6, Mag:40 - Reload 3 Full Actions, [Storm], (Heavy, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-handed) - 90kg
> 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
> Combi-Bolter - 80m, S/3/4, 1d10+5, AP4, Mag:32, Reload 1 Full Action, [Twin-linked], [Tearing] (Basic, Bolt Weapon, Two-handed) - 12kg

Hats:
> Rebel hat x 1
> Aviator hat x 1
> Council Guard Hat x1
> Sailor Hat x1

Miscellaneous:
> M31 Great Crusade Commemorative Coin
> Hololithic Portable Database ( 1,7 million books )
> 100 packs of Recaf
> 100 cartons of Lho-sticks
> 11 Boxes of Calibanese Cigars
> Change Uniform

Money:
> 9 738 645 Throne Gelt

+++ Personal Inventory and Duffel Bag +++

Weapons:
> Fists - Melee - 1d5-3+5, AP0, Primitive
> Ventilator - 40m, S/-/- 1d10+4, AP2, Mag:6, Reload 2 Full Actions, [Accurate], [Reliable], (Pistol, Solid Projectile Weapon, Two-Handed) - 3kg

Armor:
> Service Uniform - AP0
> Aviator glasses - AP0

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

Miscellaneous:
> Personal Dataslate ( 30,000 books )
> Mars Pattern Civilian Communicator
> Unused Astartes Pattern Bolt Round
> Mountable Pict Recorder
> Change Uniform
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>>4898692
>>4898704
BTFO asteroids shit idea
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>>4899323
virgin garage vs Chad Asteroid Deposit
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>>4899326
>Chad
If you want the Inquisition, orks, Rogue Traders, Ecclesiastic priests, and chaos to steal your stuff, sure. That's chad as fuck.
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>>4899338
As opposed to all of them getting the loot from the obvious garage that nobody has visited for 200 years? Bruh, leaving asteroid drops in our wake is literally the securest thing we can do (presuming we can create an environment without radiation which is not exactly hard with rock). Anywhere else has people moving about constantly. Nobody bothers to scan every 50m rock in space. And if you mean getting psykered by folks, I hope you understand that was about a literal mountain of gold in the shape of a Space Hulk. A dozen guns and some data slates is not it.
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>>4899345
>ignoring what QM confirmed
Considering we're probably going to create a rather impressive military career and will be shift to the Space Navy or IG, we could just slap on a sign that's says "property of Seion, trespassers will be exterminatused" and tell the PG's to make sure people stay out of someone will come and kick their ass. Simple as.
Oh I like radiation. If we go for issolated bunkers we could flood it with radiation to keep the common riff-raff out.

>getting psykered by folks
What do you mean?
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>>4899361
And pray-tell what exactly did he confirm? Likewise, I dont think you quite grasp how insignificant Aren is or how ungodly vast the galaxy is.

And as in get Tarot read or Weird Boy hocus-pocus'd.
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> Let em borrow the car when you're not using it.

[ 1/2 ]

As you dropped off the girls, you let them know that should they wish to borrow your car whilst you were off on missions, they were free to do so, provided they didn't damage it and returned it with a full tank of gas.

Several of the freshly refugee'd townspeople were watching from the sidelines as you deposited the womenfolk, maybe expecting you to say or do something, but at the end of the day, you just drove off. You had, after all, some evening classes to take, and it wasn't like you'd get time off from the service every time you asked.

You drove up through to the upper hives, to an institute of higher learning and a monument to Imperial Culture, well, such as the fancy pants upper-class people saw it. There was always the Imperial Truth, and then the true Imperium.

The pursuit of sciences and higher learning was after all a luxury. A path open only to those who had the necessary funds to pursue a non-practical education. After all, the standards to receive Imperial grants were quite high, and the average imperial citizen hardly could compete with a 200-year-old scholar with cognitive enhancements.

Thus, places like these often existed at the pleasure of the local government. The rich and the noble, those who did not seek to necessarily compete with the greatest minds of the Imperium, but nevertheless saw the value in knowledge, or at the very least, the status of appearing as if one was well learned. Well, unless one genuinely subscribed to the Imperial Truth as an ideology, those people were around as well.

Well, higher education was now a luxury you could afford, such as it were. Not that you chose a particularly academic pursuit, but back on your home world, knowing how to build stuff was certainly a valued skill, not that there was much to build with, but always plenty to repair.

Upon entering the academy building, you were rapidly guided to a lecture hall, one of hundreds within the spire's cavernous halls. The decoration on both exterior and interior of the building were extremely Imperial in nature, pictures of leaders and artists, of iconography and polished Aquilas were everywhere. It was as if to make a statement saying 'What you learn here is not of this world'

The regular students of the Academy were apparently had to wear uniforms, were segregated by the two genders, and improper conduct was punished with a whip or expulsion. Meanwhile, the adult classes did not maintain the same level of discipline. They expected you knew how to behave yourself.

After making your way to the lecture hall, you were provided with learning material and tools by the courtesy of the Governor. As a good soldier, you were naturally ahead of time, waiting for the show to start.
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[ 2/2 ]

It was then, your communicator vibrated.
> +[ Hi ]+ /Sandy.R
> +[ Hello ]+ /Aren.S
> +[ Busy? ]+ /Sandy.R
> +[ Waiting for lecture to start ]+ /Aren.S
> +[ We're swimming ]+ /Sandy.R
> //Datalink-Active, Transferring "bikini1.impg" ....
> +[ You like? ]+ /Sandy.R
On your screen lit up a photo of the teenage queen showing her with a pink two-piece swimsuit, but deftly obscuring her face.
> +[ Looks nice ]+ /Aren.S
> +[ I'll send you more later, thanks again! <3ur8==========D ]+ /Sandy.R

As you were about to reply, the Senior educator arrived, starting up his lecture, beginning from the basics of the basics, namely, the tools of your trade, a laser measuring device, which is the key to every single major piece of construction work, from vehicles to basic housing, all the way to starship hulls.

Failure to master the art of measuring distances with a laser range finder accurately means failure to perform on every bit of construction work properly. Even a complete illiterate who knows how to accurately measure distances is more useful than a builder who knows how to work a thousand and one different materials.

Mastery of this simple tool, guarantees every single person in the class an entry-level job on every single world in the galaxy, either as an inspector or simply through marking out construction sites properly.

As the educator kept on going for a solid hour about the importance of proper measurement techniques for both laying proper foundations, but also for verifying structural integrity and compliance to the design patterns, your communicator kept quietly vibrating on your pocket. Someone was bombarding you with messages. You had a faint idea who it was.

After finishing up with the theoreticals on the use of the Universal Laser Range finder, the educator ordered that a practical lesson was in order, but not before a quick break so everyone can digest the knowledge and catch up or to relieve themselves in event of natural obligations.

You decided to take a moment to check the messages which had been shot at your way.
> + [ 8 messages received ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ 2 messages received ] + /Emily.R
> + [ 1 message received ] + /Joy.R
> + [ 1 message received ] + /Martha.R

Huh, aren't you the popular one. Whose messages do you wanna check?
> Sandy
> Emily
> Joy
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>>4899493
>Martha.R
I feel like the girls will send us all the same things. The matriarch of the family probably has something more substantial in importance?
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>>4899493

Supporting >>4899502

Could end up just being a "thanks again for the communicators" message, but probably still better to save whatever the girls have sent for when we're alone.
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>>4899493
>Martha
then
>Sandy when we are out of people who read over our shoulder
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Forgot to the copy of the Lectitio Divinitatus in your storage. Don't worry, it hasn't disappeared anywhere.
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>>4899515
+1
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>>4899493
>Martha.R
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>>4899515
+1
When we meet her again we shall give her the 8=====================D she wants. (Let's hope we can still concentrate on our lessons when she still sends thirsty pictures.)
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>Martha.R
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>>4899194
That's why we have the many horrors of what lives in space hulk to guard our shit for free!

>>4899361
Unless the PG is a perpetual like us who is smart, sticks around, and keeps his word, revolutions and invasions tend to fuck up any sort of rights and agreements from a few thousand years ago.
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>>4899758
space hulks tent to disappear, be swarmed with orks, invested by Jeans Stealers, equated by Chaos, or a mix of everything.
I got it. Make the bunker a holy site or some bullshit with some Sister's of Battle there to guard it.
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>>4899764
SoB of the holy phallus? Requirements are they survive a week with us.

I'd still rather go with my first idea of finding a barren moon with little to no atmosphere and bury it deep enough to be close to the core, or like a frozen planet like Pluto or something.
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>>4899764
Main reason for that to be fair is because the defining characteristic of a space hulk is that it jumps in and out of warp at random, thus making them exceptionally bad for storing anything.

Granted, if you wanted to store something, generally speaking only way to keep it safe in 40k is to guard it with something powerful.
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>>4899775
The Mechanicum?
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>>4899775
I think the biggest problem with the storage issue is that we're essentially like someone buying real estate in Warsaw in August 1939.
The galaxy is about to shit the bed and one of the traitor legions has a confirmed presence in this system.
Honestly, don't get too attached to something that we wouldn't be able to carry with us in case of a hasty evacuation.
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>>4899974
Yea, and it's not getting much better. I mean, even inquisitors who make blacksites on dead worlds occasionally get unwanted visitors.
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>>4899493

>>4899502
>>4899508
+1
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>>4900024
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNUu6wSKPOA
Are we learning our Wright talent right now so we can bump the skill modifier from -10 to +0?
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>>4899493
>Check all the messages

It’s kinda weird to check only some of the messages you receive?
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>>4900024
>>4900607
Can we do this?
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>>4900627
It'll be a bit of a dense update that way, but I guess it's doable.
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>>4899493

Changing from >>4900114
to
>Check all the messages
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>>4900686
Fuck it. Check all the messages if we can, but if we dont have the time then start with the matriarch of the family first.
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>>4900686
All in, boss.
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>>4899508
>>4899560
>>4899632
>>4899753
We can read them all.
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>>4900686
Alright, changing >>4899508 to check all.
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>>4899632
>>4900607
Changing to
>Check all the messages
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[ 1/2 ]

Flicking through your communicator's messages, you went through them one after another, after all, it's not like you needed to immediately reply to them.

+ Messages// Martha.R +
> + [ Thanks again for the gifts and the ride back to hotel. ] /Martha.R
> + [ Book club asking about you, not sure what to say to them. They want to know how far you've gotten on the book you were given, and asked to bring you to one of the meetings. How do you want to respond? ] + /Martha.R

Oh. Right, the Lectitio Divinitatus.
> + [ Left it on duffle bag for the mission. Was a bit preoccupied with air being 40%, so didn't get too much time to read it. I'll let you know if I'll have time to attend that stuff. ]+ /Aren.S

You weren't entirely sold on the whole notion on Emperor as a god, but overall, it's not like they were hurting anyone, and the book had some morally compelling arguments about the Imperium being a force of good and order, damned if anyone could refute that when anyone sane knew what the alternative was.

Not to mention it's pretty much a guarantee on loyalty too. You don't exactly join a borderline illegal religious community venerating the Emperor as a God unless you were really committed to the idea of Galactic Unity.

Still, whether you'd like to partake on that was another matter entirely. You'd have to give some thought on the matter.

Pushing the matter to a later date, you then flicked to other messages.

+ Messages// Joy.R +
> + [ Just wanna say, thanks for the communicator. PS: Wanna grab a movie or something before you go back to doing your soldier stuff? That is if you've got the time... ] + /Joy.R

An invitation to a date. Well, that's certainly something. You did still have six days off, it's not like you couldn't... Of course, you'd need to think a moment before giving response. There's also the issue that you're shagging her sister.

+ Messages// Emily.R +
> + [ Thanks for being such a sweetie! Still getting a hang of this communicator thing. You said we could borrow your car, can you teach me how to drive later? Thanks again! ] + /Emily.R

Well, she did teach you about the horse stuff, so its only fair... Maybe you could have her help you mount the autocannon on the car. After all, what else were you going to use it for? Well, you'd see to that affair later.
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> [ 2/2 ]

Finally, you checked the messages from the frisky youngest sister who writhed and squirmed like an angry constrictor serpent under the sheets.

+ Messages//Sandy.R +
> + [ Back in my room ] + /Sandy.R
> Datalink transfer received - "towel.impg"
> + [ You wanna hook up later for, you know? ]+ /Sandy.R
> Datalink transfer received - "notowel.impg"
> + [ Still there? ] + /Sandy.R
> //Datalink transfer received - "pose.impg"
> + [ Please respond... ] + /Sandy.R
> //Datalink transfer received - "pose2.impg"

Making sure to shift to a position where nobody could watch over your shoulder, you flicked open the first of the picts where the drenched girl maintained her modesty with naught but a towel.
Second pict, a picture of her towel hanging off her bared feet by the side of her bed with her swimwear drying on the background.
Third pict was a side shot of her posing nude on her bed, pushing her butt in the air. You are reminded of the evening before the mission, and the attrition warfare that ensued.
The last one was... well, a little more explicit, involving two fingers and a very narrow chokepoint ready for close-assault operations. This particular battlefield, you had indeed experience on.

As a bulbous and virile male, this invoked a very natural and expected reaction in the ministry of defense as you soon realize that an order to mobilize the tank column had been sent, with only precious few moments to try and recall the order.

> Roll for Willpower to try and lower combat readiness in order to prevent an international incident
> Difficulty: +0
> Roll D100
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Rolled 8 (1d100)

>>4901288
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> roll d100
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>4901288
ha!

>>4901294
good man
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Rolled 33 (1d100)

>>4901288
Oh dear.

>>4901294
Will of fucking steel
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>4901288
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>>4901294
Disregard females.
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>>4901294
Coomers BTFO by Khorne
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>>4901294
Our Discipline Master would be proud.
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>>4901597
Don't you mean we btfo slannlesh?
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> Success
> The Machine Spirits are soothed

The apocalyptic warmachine remains undisturbed by such idle provocations. Of course, you made sure to keep such imagery for a rainy day. After all, who knew when you were going to get another leave? Emergency rations were important, after all.

Before you could draft a proper reply to the many matters requiring your attention, the lesson resumed, and each of you were required to make some basic calibrations and measuring exercises for the next hour or so, until you were sent home with some reading materials, as a week-long course would only teach the most basic of basic foundations.

Once the class was done, you headed back to your car. Reading the material wasn't honestly a problem, seeing that you didn't really need to sleep anymore. Not unless you really wanted to. Plenty of free time when everyone's out cold. The harder thing was getting practical experience on this stuff. Not like you'd be making a trench-line every day.

Of course, before starting to study, you probably should reply to the girls. After all, it was rude to keep a lady waiting, and a soldier should maintain a certain degree of decorum.

Firstly, the matter of the booty call. The girl is clearly thirsting for some action. Question is, should you take her out for a sortie? By sortie, you, of course, meant fucking her brains out again.
> Schedule a booty call with Sandy?
> Y/N

Secondly her sister proposed the two of you go on a date. Damned if the uniform isn't working it's magic! Also, it's not like you're dating Sandy, right? You're allowed to see other people. Besides, it's not guaranteed you'd end doing the nasty, right?
> Schedule a date with Joy?
> Y/N

Next was the matter of Emily, she wanted to learn how to drive your car, you could do with some help on installing the weaponry on board. Then again, that does cut into your free time...
> Schedule a driving lesson with Emily?
> Y/N

Finally... There was the book club. Overall, not entirely sure on that one. Technically, it was against regulations to partake in that sort of stuff, but it's not like anyone enforced it... Also, they were good people and the book was, honestly, not as bad as you'd think.
> Schedule a bible studies meeting?
> Y/N

Alright, start arguing!
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>>4901777
Yes for Sandy
No for Joy, but yes if they're both okay with it? Weird.
Yes to Emily
Yes to book club.
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>>4901777
>Y
No real reason to not, just don't get caught with your pants down.

>N
It's a bit weird, so I'm gonna pass there chief.

>Y
I guess sure. If we are going to be lending it out, it'd do us best to make sure they don't total it.

>N
While I'm actually quite in favour of us reading the book, faith keeps us strong and such, I don't actually want to be associated with the cult overmuch. A layer of deniability, if you will. If we need something or they need something sure, but too much contact is bad for us.
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>>4901783
+1
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>>4901783
Book Club can't all be bad. Maybe we could try to diplomatically chance how they interpret the book. Instead of worshipping the Emperor as a God, they should worship him as a man. Because Mankind is awesome and we don't need gods.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq-6aj9sNvo
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>>4901787
Good luck with trying to make the argument when you haven't even read the book.
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>>4901777
Y
Y
Y
Y
Should not take too much time and the Lectitio folks deserve at least a face to face after their help. Plus mounting weapons on cars is cool as hell.
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>>4901809
And as I predicted, even anons have been brainwashed by the book. Fucking Lorgar...
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>>4901828
Why would a Primarch write a book just to fill it with lies?
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>>4901777
>Y to all
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>>4901828
Just read it bruh. The Emperor is a pretty cool guy. Unites humanity and doesn't afraid of anything.
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>>4901828
All we ever want is the truth.
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>>4901777
> Y
She is our first. She will be our wife.

>N

>Y

>N
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>>4902013
Galactic Hegemony > Truth
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>>4901777
>Y
>Y
>Y
>Y
All or nothing!
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>>4901777
>Y
>N
>Y
>Y
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>>4901841
Would teaching Emily how to try count as Leadership training?
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>>4902203
>N
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>>4902287
>I
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>>4902365
>G
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>>4902505
>G
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>>4902508
>E
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>>4902513
>R
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Absolute kek
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>>4902287
>>4902365
>>4902505
>>4902508
>>4902513
>>4902517
Based
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>>4902542
thanks
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>Booty call (unanimous)
>>4901781
>>4901783
>>4901786
>>4901809
>>4901843
>>4902021
>>4902152
>>4902193
>>
>Double action
>>4901781 (only if both ok with it)
>>4901809
>>4901843
>>4902152

>Single action
>>4901781 (if they're not)
>>4901783
>>4901786
>>4902021
>>4902193
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>Driving lesson
>>4901781
>>4901783
>>4901786
>>4901809
>>4901843
>>4902021
>>4902152
>>4902193


>Nah
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>Imperial Creed
>>4901781
>>4901809
>>4901843
>>4902152
>>4902193

>Imperial Truth
>>4901783
>>4901786
>>4902021
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>4903180
This is bit of a nebulous result. Guess it's closer to draw than not.

Eh, what the hell, let's dice it.
>1 girl
>2 girl
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Now let's see... Give me a Charm roll for good measure too to see how this goes.
>DC42, D100
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>4903189
For what? The date?
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

Big dick energy
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>>4903191
For letting Joy know you've got a fling going on with Sandy, and Sandy know you've been asked on a date by Joy.
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Rolled 30 (1d100)

>>4903189
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>>4903194
Based honesty.
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> Y/Y/Y/Y

[ 1/2 ]

Reckoning honesty was the best policy in this particular scenario, you decided to test the waters and sent a message to your sparring partner.

> + [ Hey girl, I'm down for a rematch, although... ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Won't tell anyone! Pinkie promise <3 ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ It's just that, I got invited to a date by Joy. We still casual? ]+ /Aren.S
> + [ ...mmm? That is good to know. ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ We still down for...? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Um... ] /Sandy.R
> + [ Maybe. ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ Maybe? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ I want some service. ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ ...Service? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Mhm... Something good to drink, a sensual massage with scented candles, a little dance, some pictures... ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ ...Anything else? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Wear the dress uniform. That part is non-negotiable. ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ Got it. Tomorrow is fine? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ I'll try to come up with a good excuse. Can you book us a room with a bath for two? ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ I'll look for one. ] + /Aren.S

Welp, that's one down. Now for the other one...

> + [ Hi, you there? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Hello, I'm still awake, yes! ] + /Joy.R
> + [ About that date. I'm down, but you should know, I've been kind of having a fling with Sandy. ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Kind of figured... Still think you're pretty great, though. ] + /Joy.R
> + [ Yea? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Still remember you saving me out in the farm. A girl doesn't forget that sort of thing. You're also very handsome. ] + /Joy.R
> + [ Thanks ] + /Aren.S
> + [ So... you down for that date? ] + /Joy.R
> + [ Day after tomorrow fine? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Perfect! I'll see you then! ] + /Joy.R

Huh. That was... smoother than you expected. Wow, do you now have like two girlfriends or something? Well, guess you only sealed the deal with one, but still, pretty good.

After securing a date with the eldest of the sisters, you set out to reply to the middle-sister.

> + [ Yea, I don't mind teaching you to drive. Gonna need something help in return though. ] + /Aren.S
> + [ I'm sure we can work something out. ] + /Emily.R
> + [ I've got this gun I was planning on installing on the turret mount. Could do with an extra pair of hands. ] + /Aren.S
> Datalink transfer sent. "Gun.impg"
> + [ ...Isn't that one of those new anti-aircraft guns? ] + /Emily.R
> + [ Ye ] + /Aren.S
> + [ HOW?!? ] + /Emily.R
> + [ Bought it from the Governor. ] + /Aren.S
> + [ So, we got a deal? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ How are we going to lift that? ] + /Emily.R
> + [ It's less than 100kg, so shouldn't be a problem for to just do it by hand. Need someone to help fasten it once I got it in position. Shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. ] + /Aren.S
> + [ So, you aboard or no? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Ok. When? ] + /Emily.R
> + [ Three days from now. ] +/Aren.S
> + [ Can do. ] + /Emily.R
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[ 2/2 ]

After making your arrangements with the girls, you looked the book club invitation a bit, and wondered if you should or shouldn't partake. Damned if the Discipline Master wouldn't have your ass if he heard about this, but what he doesn't know, cannot hurt him.

After all, Deborah and her husband did end up helping you out. It's only fair to repay that in some small measure, even if it meant heading to one of these book club meetings, no matter how weird it might end up being.

> + [ I've some free time four days from now in midday, best I can do. ] + /Aren.S
> + [ I'll let them know. Knowing them, they'll probably shift their schedule to include you. ] + /Martha.R

Right, now that most of your week is fully booked, you had some required reading to do, and you needed to figure out how much you wanted to pamper your teenage squeeze this time...

> Booty call with Sandy:

> 9000 TG - Gets you an upper hive penthouse suite for a week with fine dining, top of the line imported amasec, jacuzzi and the necessary candles and oils for a massage.
> 5000 TG - Gets you a luxurious hotel room in the upper hive for the week with fine amasec and the necessary scented candles and oils required for the requested massage.
> 700 TG - Gets you an alright hotel room in the upper mid-hive for the week, some scented candles, oils and plenty of good amasec.
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>>4903264
> 9000 TG
Fuck it. Also, we should look into uploading some relevant books to our HUD, if possible.
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>>4903264
> 9000 TG - Gets you an upper hive penthouse suite for a week with fine dining, top of the line imported amasec, jacuzzi and the necessary candles and oils for a massage
We got money to spend.
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>>4903264
> 9000 TG - Gets you an upper hive penthouse suite for a week with fine dining, top of the line imported amasec, jacuzzi and the necessary candles and oils for a massage.

That’s the kind of stuff to enjoy if you have money.
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>>4903264
>> 9000 TG - Gets you an upper hive penthouse suite for a week with fine dining, top of the line imported amasec, jacuzzi and the necessary candles and oils for a massage.
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>>4903264
> 9000 TG - Gets you an upper hive penthouse suite for a week with fine dining, top of the line imported amasec, jacuzzi and the necessary candles and oils for a massage.

Fuck it why not.
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>>4903264
> 5000 TG
> 700 TG

That's a pretty big gulf there.

Also, isn't there something in the 2000 TG range? We can buy the essentials or call it up by room service and administer it ourselves.

Guess I'll go with.
> 5000 TG - Gets you a luxurious hotel room in the upper hive for the week with fine amasec and the necessary scented candles and oils required for the requested massage.

Gotta leave room to impress her next time, like say a Birthday or anniversary romp.
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>>4903335
On the other hand, limited opportunity for leave coupled with an impending shitstorm.
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>>4903264
> 9000 TG - Gets you an upper hive penthouse suite for a week with fine dining, top of the line imported amasec, jacuzzi and the necessary candles and oils for a massage.
We might as well start reading up Lorgar's book tonight.
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>>4903335
Not really, there's a massive jump in earnings when you go from middle-class hotels to an upper middle-class.

Guess you could take like a shittier room in the upper class hotel, or a better one in the middle class one and play with the prices a little bit there, but it would still be within like

1000 range for the better middle-class room and 4000 for the shittier upper class room.
The upper hive stuff is kinda priced out of affordability of the plebs.
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>>4903264
>> 5000 TG - Gets you a luxurious hotel room in the upper hive for the week with fine amasec and the necessary scented candles and oils required for the requested massage.
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>>4903439
sorry meant to say middle class an upper class.
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>>4903439
Meant to say
>There's a massive jump from middle class to upper class
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>>4903511
Wouldn't they just fall into a different intermediate class or be upper middle class or lower upper class? Or at least see one form in between middle and upper?

Gonna have to explain that later because it sounds interesting but lets get back to cult intro 101.
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>>4903264
> 5000 TG
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>>4903614
No because this world runs on a stratified, control economy, not on a free market society.

Upper middle class and middle class pretty much fall on the same bracket, as in, it needs to be affordable to someone who makes 20-30k a year.

Meanwhile the lower upper hive people tend to make around 50-100k+ a year, going all the way to the people who make millions to the governor who makes trillions.
>>
Anyway.

>Go big
>>4903268
>>4903271
>>4903278
>>4903319
>>4903328
>>4903359

>Go medium
>>4903335
>>4903478
>>4903621
>>
>Spending 9k on a penthouse suite

Current bank balance:
> 9 729 645 TG
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Just got off work and glad to see our spending habits haven’t changed, also anyone want to binge read in this penthouse when not doing anything else to start chipping away at this library we are accumulating. I’d say we start with basic tech use
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>>4903992
Or perhaps "The Meathead's Guide to Undercover Operations - How you can become an Alpha Legion Operator in 7 Easy Steps"
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>>4903992
Sounds good. ,
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>>4903992
Any book would be probably fine with the amount there is.
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>>4903992
Sex, fine food, fine drink, fine company, Lots of fucking books, lets go.

Of another note. How can we start practicing wright craft.
I get the feeling that pillow forts don't cover it
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>>4903766
That doesn't sound so bad, so long as a jug of milk doesn't cost like over 500 tg, and a loaf of bread isn't like 175 tg.
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>>4904215
Prices of basic amenities slide up and down depending on the government's demands for labor due to the state monopoly situation.

Food will become that expensive if the people become sufficiently productive to earn enough for them to be able to afford it.
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> Penthouse boys

[ 1/2 ]

After making quick reservations, and throwing some money at the problem, you relocated to your new accommodations for the week, sampling some dishes as you went through your nightly reading in a relaxed, opulent atmosphere.

Come morning, you received a message from your date.
> + [ When can you meet up? ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ I'm free till the evening. You wanna catch lunch? ] + /Aren.S
> + [ Mom's doing some community stuff. Can you pick me up in 50 minutes from then grocer? She won't notice. ] + /Sandy.R
> + [ Yea, sure. ] + Aren.S

Soon as you arrived, she rushed into the back of your car and started stretching, lounging and exploring the fridge as you drove away towards the upper hive.
"Good morning, sleep well?"
"Mmm... better than on the train."
She says, with somewhat tired eyes.
"So, where are we going?"
"Upper hive, I found us a good place."

You had elected to pamper yourself and your lady friend, going for a proper penthouse suite in the upper hive, with all the bells and whistles. An opulent palace of a spire situated within the upper hive. At the very top of this spire laid one of the many penthouse rooms, normally reserved for high-ranking executives during peacetime, but for now, they, laid mostly vacant.

"I see somebody's trying to impress me..." She purred, holding to your arm, pushing your body against yours as you entered the vast, marble lounge and headed to the elevator.
"I should hope it is working." You quipped as you hit the button for the penthouse level, watching the view of the city as you were lifted to the skies.
"Heheee... Yes, it is." She replied, caressing your buttocks through your uniform as she gave you a whimsical smirk to you as she pulled out her communicator.
"First picture! Look handsome!"
With the vista on the background, she took a picture of you in each other's arms, her dainty frame in contrast to your considerable bulk.

The interior of the suite was quite cavernous, the minibar was not quite so mini, and you had full access to a private pool, a jacuzzi for personal use and a tremendous vista overlooking the mountain range which the hive was built above. The steep price also came with exotic meals hand-crafted by some of the best chefs on the planet and many other perks.

Upon entering your temporary domicile, your lady escort started immediately exploring the lavish accommodations you were afforded.
"You've got everything in here!"
"Best hotel in the city, or so I'm told, and one of the best rooms. When you make a lot of money on a dangerous job, might as well spend it."
"Hehe. Well, I'm not complaining."
She then starts filming you with her communicator.
"What are you doing?"
"Making memories. This here's Aren Seion, just back from capturing a bunch of rebel leaders, say hi!"
"Hello"
"And this... Is the room he booked out for us!"
She narrates as she goes through all the rooms with her communicator.
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[ 2/2 ]

Whilst she was doing her little exploration of your fancy suite, you took the opportunity to order up some fine cuisine.

After a short while, she showed up again, coming back from the bathroom with a very mischievous look on her face and a towel on her shoulder.
"I believe there was some mention of a massage?"
"Oh, you wanna go?"
"Yuss!"
"One moment then."

You lit up the candles in the bathroom, dimmed the lights and put some ambient music on the background to create a relaxing atmosphere here was a proper massage table in there ready, and yes, a there was the massage service available, but this was something clearly requiring personal touch.

"Alright, it's ready."
The door creaked open as your customer entered, giving a sly look whilst wearing nothing but a towel, slowly moving to the table, lying belly down with her back towards you.
"I'm waiting..."

She yelped as you poured the oil on her back, and...
> Give me a strength test
> D100
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Rolled 65 (1d100)

>>4904702
Emperor give me strenght.
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>4904702
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>4904702
Because everyone else is afraid of a 100 I'll roll again.
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Rolled 80 (1d100)

>>4904823
I ain't afraid, I just ain't all here.
And to prove it too you>>4904702
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Should we be more concerned about her taking pictures and recording us in this manner?
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>4904702
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>>4904919
yes
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>>4904919
Probably. Like jesus woman, put that crap in a locked folder and password it twice.
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>>4904919
Why would we be?
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