Sunday, 29 January 2012

Dark Heresy - Vi Nadic Code - Part two

Roleplaying Campaign

Before we begin i would like to re-introduce the cast:

Inquisitorial cell:

Kar, Feral World Guardsman
Soloman "Cutter" Garvel, Hive World Scum
Krell "Stern" Rabalias, Hive World Scum
Zetkin, Void Born Psyker
Nihilus Zarkov, Imperial World Arbitrator
Novus Dorn, Imperial World Tech

Episode one- Vi Nadic Code

Part two

"Cutter", "Stern", Zetkin, Zarkov, and Dorn are in the Room of brothers when the doors closed with a heavy thud and a whirr as it locked leaving them trapped inside.
Everyone notices carved into the back of the double doors is a giant Raven with its wings spread, in the centre of the raven is a large X.
The Tech priest get to the back of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman's statue and attempts to work out combinations into the illuminated keypad.

The Psyker Zetkin feels a pull on the warp in her mind, and she drops to her knees as she tries to control the overwhelming power. A deep boom filled the room and a sudden orange flash and in front of them appeared Kar, Feral World Guardsman. he explained to the trapped Inquisitorial Cell that he was on board a small warship heading to this planet on the request of Inquisitor Margallus. unfortunately Warp travel had delayed him. The warship is now heading to re-enforce the front line against the Ork invasion.The rest of the party put down their guns as Kar showed everyone his Inquisitorial pass. Novus dorn continued working on combinations, suddenly a hissing sounds starts. on a successful Int test it is revealed as Poison gas.

The Party continued their search to find clues to the code.
a Successful Search, perception or awareness test reveal a Raven on the statues of Primarchs Lion El' Johnson, Roboute Guilliman and Corax. Each of the Ravens have a Carved I on to them.
With Time running out, it was Arbite trooper Zarkov who supplied the answer of 13 (XIII). the Tech priest backed off as he entered the code and with a hiss of steam the statues plinth opened up and stairs led down into a dark chamber. Stern noted that the poison has stopped filling the room. The Tech Priest enabled his night vision and descended in to the depths with the party close behind.

Into the depths

The chamber that the descended in was a small and square with a single hatch in the floor which led down into darkness. It was the tech priest who took the lead with his night vision enabled, opened the hatch and took the ladder down in to the depths. Once he was down he accessed a nearby panel and soon the corridor lights slowly began to illuminate the darkness.
soon the party all joined Novus in the large corridor. To their left was a large closed double door, to their right the corridor continued then it turned right.
Stern and Novus managed to open the closed doors to their left and find a small and simple private shrine, a large Aquila is attached to the wall in front. simple tabards, white with the Messengers chapter symbol adorned to the chest, hung from the side wall. Below the Aquila a small amount of ancient throne gelt lay scattered on the floor (1d10) along with small writings and scriptures all written in archaic gothic.

With weapons drawn the Inquisitorial cell travelled down the subterranean corridors.

They travel down these corridors passing empty rooms with simple beds and they notice that they have been descending lower and lower. The Cells first thoughts are that this complex has been not used for a very long time.

Until up ahead the noticed a bright white light and a buzzing sound coming from a room up ahead on their right. They slowly and cautiously entered the room. Inside the room with filled with large man sized Lab tubes inside Grotesque forms.

A routine perception, awareness test reveals the Fleur de lis tattooed upon the creatures in the tubes.

The Bio -read outs suggest that these muscle bound creatures are dead. Novus interfaces with the nearest terminal and the super fast information he gathers reveal some shocking information. one of the words that stick out to him are Gene-Seed
from the information gathered tells the group that these are adeptus sororitas that have been subjected to Gene-seed manipulation codenamed Sororitas Astartes. Sister Repentia's have been used but most have become unstable, once implantation effects has begin.These are recruited from the planets own "Order of the crimson tear"

An ear splitting roar from the next room breaks their concentration. Kar and Cutter flank either side of the door that the noise came from. Zarkov flipped over a nearby desk and readied himself behind it. Stern stood next to him. behind them Novus was downloading information to the memory section of his part mechanical brain.

The doors slid open automatically as they went near. In the room was a Tech priest at a terminal and next to him looking confused at the inquisitorial cell looking at him was a brute over 7' tall, dressed in a simple white robe.

A twisted future

Tyn- (tech Priest) Heretek x1 (Dark Heresy rulebook p.340)

Sororitas Astartes

39 (6)
47 (8)

Movement 3/6/9/18

Wounds 23

Skills Dodge, 

Talents  Melee weapon training (primative, Chain), True grit,,Combat master, Die hard,

Basic weapon training (Bolt, Sp), Iron jaw, Nerves of steel.

Traits Unnatural Strength x2, Unnatural Toughness x2, Natural weapons (Fists 1d10 +6)

Armour None

Gear Robes

Cutter fired first at the rogue tech priest but his shot missed. The rogue tech priest ran behind his creation . The hulking creature closed the gap and took a hit from the Scum Cutter. Its wounds healed fast, and it got close to cutter and with a heavy thud it punched and threw him against the wall, and landed at the creatures feet. With surprising quickness cutter dived through the creatures legs into the next room. the rest of the party opened fire at the hulking creation, after doing what seemed very little damage, each of the party jumped in to melee, the creature also proved to be hard to hit. Kar doing minor damage with his sword, Stern had activated his newly acquired chainsword but failed to land a hit.
Meanwhile in the next room the rogue tech priest took a return shot back at the scum on the ground. cutter was hit and ran and hid behind the terminal the tech priest was at previously, while the rogue took a firing position behind an upright surgical table. Cutter regained his Calm and fired a shot with his pistol and it hit the rogue tech priest in the face, knocking him back, his head a sparking ruin.

The crowded melee continued with neither side gaining the upper hand until,with luck more than skill, Stern the hive scum landed lucky and sliced the creature's leg off at the knee with a spray of blood. The creature fell back and Stern plunged the chainsword deep into its chest, covering the party and most of the room in gore.

The Fortress monastery

Confirming the inquisitorial cells thought, the terminal reveals that this is the apothecarion of the Messengers Chapter, and they are deep underground in the chapters fortress Monastery. After Some help from Cutter, Novus was able to load up a holomap of the facilities, they where directly beneath the Vi Nadic Cathedral. After planning their route to ascend to the barrack, Armoury, hanger then chapter chapel.

Barracks - empty bunks
Armoury - Apart from some primitive Melee weapons nothing was left behind by the chapter.
Hanger - The large hanger lay empty apart from some loading servitors long since out of commission
higher up the complex is the Chapel inside is a grand hall, with large metal benches. in
front is a dais. with a book of astartes prayers. on the back wall lies another large Aquila. behind the dais and under Aquila is a small tomb, after reading the high gothic on the tomb, it is Lazerus Vi Nadic's tomb.

Next it was time to leave via the cathedral, following the map from the holoscreen, they ascend to a small room at the back of the Cathedral they opened the door.
The small stone dungeon contained ten sister repentias chained to the walls by their hands. Novus showed them what they would become via the captured rogue tech priest data slate, the chained sisters started chanting "we are the future of the ecclesiarchy" they continued after the arbite shot one dead. Cutter was unhappy and Stern had to stop them coming to blows. Zarkov wanted to kill the heretics and Cutter didn't want to kill innocents leaving them to the emperors will. in the end all ten where slain , and now it was time to escape the Cathedral.

The deception
Through the door lies the Senior priest Ravion private chambers. In the room , prayer service can heard in the main hall. the party from Novus they all adorned priestly robes.once the sermon had ended and the crowd began to leave, the party followed suit. Kar attracted some odd looks, and was followed into the street and them to the Inquisition and Administratum offices.
novus sent word to Inquisitor margallus to get in contact.

+++++++++++++ End Transmission +++++++++++++

XP awarded:
Kar - 130
Soloman "Cutter" Garvel - 270
Krell "Stern" Rabalias - 250
Zetkin - 250
Nihilus Zarkov - 280
Novus Dorn- 270


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