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Post  Ichor on Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:47 pm




You are heretics. Condemned by the God-Emperor for your crimes and sentenced to imprisonment, torture and eventually
death by the Inquisition. Though your crimes are varied, you share a similar fate, having been hunted down and captured by
agents of the Imperium and incarcerated aboard the Chains of Judgement, a prison barge on a course for the core worlds of
the Calixis Sector and its capital Scintilla, where the dungeons of the Tricorn Palace await you. Befitting your nature as dangerous
criminals, you were placed in stasis, held in a state of limbo to ride out the journey, powerless to change your fate. Now you
have awoken, the feeble lights of the stasis crypt greeting you as you stumble from your casket. Strangely though, no leering
guards or armoured troopers stand waiting with manacles ready.Looking around you see others like yourself emerge from their
own caskets. You also note the walls and floor are thick with dust and age. You cannot help but wonder; just how long have you
slumbered, and what has happened in that time?
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Post  Area51T on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:24 pm

*Surveys the surroundings, hoping that the future still has sandwiches*
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Post  Ichor on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:37 pm

You awaken in a small, circular room with a dozen stasis caskets lining the walls. The room is low-ceilinged and lit
only by two flickering emergency luminen globes.

Besides the caskets, there is a cogitator column in the centre, likely containing info on your environs.

There is also a single, closedhatch in the wall of the crypt, with the legend “Stasis Crypt XX” above it. The hatch is not sealed, and can be pried open provided one has a tool.

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Post  Broklaw on Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:29 am

Kryator slowly starts to waken and begins to move his stiff muscles. He says to himself, "Blasted stasis i will not go to that prison they will kill me first." he opens his eyes hungry to kill the awaiting guards and when he sees there's none Kryator says, "What in the name of the Warp is going on? is this a trap? A way to kill me before we get to the prison?" He then notices the rust, "What happened, this ship should not be in such disrepair... surely the followers of the false Emperor would never let this happen to a ship.."
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Post  Area51T on Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:36 am

*Character's Name Here* sees a man stumble out of another stasis tube, not knowing who he is he asks "Who the hell are you? What happened to the ship?"
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Post  firstandonly246 on Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:03 pm

Hephastus slowly wakes up from stasis. His senses still groggy from the long slumber, he is able to hear 2 others waking up from hibernation. He walks out of the stasis tube and starts a scan of his systems, trying to detect anything went awry during stasis.

As everything seems in check he notices that there are no guards awaiting him, but two other convicts. He ponders for a seconded wondering who they are but then decides that it wasnt important and proceeds to examine the cogitator in the center, hoping to find out what happened.
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Re: Black Crusade

Post  Ichor on Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:06 am

Hephastus:

From your previous experience in the Mechanicus, you can deduce that the ship's disrepair is likely a system failure rather than anything intentional.

The cogitator's display screen is operational, with a blinking series of status updates.

The first entries in the cogitator’s memory list your names and the dates when you were interred. A notation indicates you were to be taken to
Installation Obsidian Magna for debrief and summary termination. A second notation mentions that certain items in your possession at
time of capture were held in “Investigative Laboratorium V.”

Following this are three months of regular and identical weekly status updates from your caskets, interrupted by this message:
“Alarms triggered in main prison hold. General prisoner uprising in effect. Emergency lockdown protocols active. Sealing
Sanctum Gate between Prison Hold and Upper Decks. Sealing stasis crypts I-XX on Medicae Deck 3. Sealing Investigative
Laboratoriums I-V on Medicae Deck 3. Medicae Decks switching to tertiary reserve plasma power generators.”
“Lockdown protocols in effect, pending uprising resolution.”
“Pending...pending...pending...”

You scroll through the updates, quickly realising via the datestamps that they continue for one hundred years. You have been
interred in these stasis caskets for over a century. Eventually, you reach the final message in the cogitator’s
memory. “Reserve power generation below 1 percent power. Unable to maintain operations on stasis crypts. Unable to
maintain lockdown protocols. Initiating termination protocols on stasis crypt inhabitants.”
“Stasis crypt XX termination protocols overridden. Stasis crypt I-XIX termination protocols active.”
“Stasis crypt operations switching to emergency standby. Stasis caskets deactivating. Lockdown protocols inactive.”


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Re: Black Crusade

Post  Broklaw on Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:27 am

He notices the other two, not recognizing them from his Legion but noting they are fellow chaos marines, "What does that infernal machine tell you techpriest? Are they baiting us? If so let them come. I will tear them limb from limb." he staggers a bit as he regains his balance after a century or stiffness is stasis and walks next to the ex-mechanicum priest." "You!" he points to the other marine exiting his casket, Whats your name and Legion?"
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Post  Area51T on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:27 am

Having been looking over the heretic techpriest's shoulder while he was accessing the Cogitator, Krull notes two lines of text out of the data logs.
“Investigative Laboratorium V.”
“Stasis crypt operations switching to emergency standby. Stasis caskets deactivating. Lockdown protocols inactive.”

Turning to address both of them, he lowly states,

"Enough of this confusion! We must head for the laboratorium and retrieve whats left of our equipment. I also have a feeling we might encounter more convicts along the way.."

"You Techpriest, what functions can you access through this cogitator?"
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Post  firstandonly246 on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:04 am

Hearing the first Marines question, Hephasteus begins to answer when the other behind him peering over his shoulder exlpains the situation to the others.

"You Techpriest, what functions can you access through this cogitator?" says the man.

"I can access only basic functions such as information of the stasis pods and who is in them," says Heph, "but I might be able to bring up a map of the ship to lead us to Laboratorium V."

He accesses the cog again hoping to pull out a map of their location at least.
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Re: Black Crusade

Post  Ichor on Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:35 am

Hephastus:

Unfortunately, you find that little information is accessible through the cogitator- most of the information is heavily encrypted and guarded, and it would be both time-consuming and risky to maintain communion with its machine spirit for the length of time it would take to bypass its defenses. However, you are able find that the terminal offers to deploy a "remote access point" due to the nature of the ship's emergency standby.
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Post  Broklaw on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:04 am

"Let us not waste time then. But be wary. Someone over rid our stasis. This is no accident that we are the only ones alive." he heads over to the door, "Brother lets get this door open. We need our weapons and armor, even the strength of the chaos gods will not keep us alive in the fight."

"Can either of you see something we can pry this blasted door open with?" he says as he glances around his surroundings
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Re: Black Crusade

Post  Ichor on Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:46 pm

Kryator: A rudimentary scan of the room reveals an intact crowbar, crudely lodged into the lid of an empty stasis casket.

As you speak, a servo-skull is deployed forth from a column off the wall that is interlaced with sputtering wires. It hovers in the
air briefly, before approaching the group. It is equipped with cogitator-interfacing equipment. It simply states:

"Query?"
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Post  Broklaw on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:35 pm

"Tech priest! see what you can get out of this thing before i crush it..." he walks over to the crowbar and yanks it free wondering who left it here. then proceeds to go to the door and pry it open.
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Post  Broklaw on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:36 pm

by the way post order will go Ichor Broklaw Area then First. in order so me have no confusion.
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Post  Ichor on Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:54 pm


firstandonly246: "We will be back with some fresh meat."
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "We better not piss this thing off."
firstandonly246: "Shall we proceed to the Sanctum then?"
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "Lets go." he turns and jogs toward the Sanctum.
Ichor: The long journey to the sanctum gate is now relatively easier, with the luxury of hindsight.
Ichor: Soon, you find yourself in the same position as before, but now you posses the Command Key to unseal the impossibly thick adamantium slab.
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "Servo, would you mind placing the key in its proper place?"
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "Better it than us."
firstandonly246: "Agreed"
Ichor: The Servo-skull proceeds to take the key, travelling through the entire hallway with little trouble.
Ichor: Inserting the key into the gaping, socket, the door parts ways.
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "Krull ready your support weapon."
emp.Area 51: "Very well"
emp.Area 51: *sets up a field of fire ready to fire upon anyone once the door opens*
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "We should honor our word. I would not want to deal with the repricusions we may suffer."
firstandonly246: "Remember to only wound them. We need them to be alive."
emp.Area 51: "oh right"
firstandonly246: "Having the turrets been deactivated?"
firstandonly246: have*
Ichor: The door slides fully open, revealing a passageway into the Upper Decks. The path however, is far from safe- collapsed sections of the ship distort your way where decks have fallen from above, creating a nightmare of bulkheads and warped corridors.
Ichor: The servo skull responds with a simple "Affirmative"
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "This is getting VERY annoying!"
firstandonly246: "Lets get moving, i want to get of this barge as soon as possible."
emp.Area 51: "well, off we go then."
Ichor: Passing along, you soon notice another legend indicating that the ship's living quarters are not far off. Infact, it is in the very next section after the one that lies before you. A blast door is positioned at the forefront of the section.
Ichor: There are two bodies next to it, clad in void suits.
emp.Area 51: "Perhaps we should search those bodies?
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "Servo what is on the other side of this door?"
firstandonly246: *searches bodies*
Ichor: "Corridor 85-B. Warning- Section suffers Vaccum breach and plasma containment failure."
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "Is there an alternate route?"
Ichor: 1st Body- Void Suit, note 2nd Body- 1 Hellpistol Clip, Void Suit, Ploin Juice.
firstandonly246: *Grabs void suit and hell pisotl clip*
Ichor: "Negative. Alternative passageway locked."
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "How do we open it?"
Ichor: The servitor, instead of responding, proceeds to access the cogitator and unseal the door.
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "Well that was easy..."
firstandonly246: *laughs* "Agreed."
emp.Area 51: "Make Ready"
firstandonly246: *readies pistol*
Ichor: Once you step inside the blast door, you find yourself in a dark corridor, filled with a thick churning liquid. It is promethium.
emp.Area 51: "Just wonderful"
firstandonly246: *lowers pisto* "Might not want to fire in here."
emp.Area 51: "Switch to melee"
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: *readys chain axe* move at a brisk pace Krull is next to useless in here."
emp.Area 51: "hey I can still kill"
☢--Cyanide X13--☢: "I would rather have your stubber at the ready than your fists."
emp.Area 51: "As would I"
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Post  Ichor on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:52 pm

You suddenly hear a thready whisper scratching at the back of your mind, as if someone was speaking inside your skull. “Crane... he is your enemy. He is our enemy... yes... be warned. Crane has sent his minions to defeat you. The murderers... the servitors. He has sent his proxies to take control of them. They are on the gun deck... hurry...”
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Post  Area51T on Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:09 pm

"What in all the deep striking mishaps was that?"
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Post  firstandonly246 on Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:21 pm

"I agree with the voice in my head. We should focus our attention towards Crane and make sure he doesnt get control of the gun servitors."
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Post  Broklaw on Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:01 pm

"Seeing as how you two agree, My chain axe hasn't had its share of killing for apparently sometime. I miss the taste of battle."
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Post  Ichor on Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:45 pm

As you forge your way through the promethium flooded alleyway, the path ahead begins to thicken with the likeness of a strange vine. With further analysis, the encroaching vines appear to resemble a coarse vine or ivy, their tendrils tipped with a single fleshy leaf. It is a dull grey in color, and it does not seem to mind the dim, nutrient-poor environment.

Unfortunately, the only access to the Gun Decks is through the shell lifts, and this pathway is the only alternative to the void-breached room, as stated by the skull probe. The liquid beneath you steadily churns with various debris as you progress onwards. Perhaps a rudimentary search (Challenging +0 Awareness Test) may yield useful material.
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Post  Area51T on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:27 pm

Krull Surveys the area wary of any materials or enemies that may be hidden amongst the muck.
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Re: Black Crusade

Post  Ichor on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:59 pm

Roll(1d100)+0:
51,+0
Total:51

(Failed.) You do not find anything useful.
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