Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Dark Heresy - Talon spaceport

 Roleplaying campaign
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 priest

Episode six - Talon spaceport
The Inquisitorial cell had driven all through the night, when they had stopped Zetkin used her psychic ability to heal Stern and Zarkov. They stopped at dawn so the two drivers could sleep.

The Astropath came too, introduced herself as Octavia. At the party’s request she then sent messages to the starport and to a starship to be relayed to Inquisitor Margallus
Octavia (Astropath Dark heresy core rulebook p336)

Creepers in the wheat
 About six hours later blips appeared on the auspex, but they couldn’t see anything. As a cautious measure they decided to get moving again, and the jeep will investigate Cutter and Stern hopped back into the jeep with Zarkov at the wheel stern calling shotgun. The rest got into the truck with Kar driving.
The jeep moved towards the blips, eight in total the blips seemed smaller, Zarkov and stern spotted small green skins making their way through the foliage. The arbiter but is foot down and crushed one under its wheel. Small arms fire started hitting off the jeep chassis. Cutter jumped out of the jeep with his riot shield at the ready. The Jeep then reversed. Stern then took at a shot at the nearest grot wounding it slightly. Cutter took at hit and it forced him behind his riot shield, solid slugs hitting hard against it.
He took a quick shot back reducing a grot to ragged meat. Zarkov aimed the jeep towards four of the smaller greenskins them put his foot down on the accelerator, the first grot managed to jump out of the way in time, two behind it where not so lucky and ended up as a bloody smear on the front of the jeep. Cutter was still being suppressed by grot slugga shots. His retaliation shot being dodged by the agile greenskins. Another shot by cutter hit home, leaving only three of the grotz left. Coming up the road Cutter could see the truck arrive. Cutter managed to pull himself together, the jeep span around and lined itself up sat the other grotz assailing Cutter. Again Zarkov drove straight into the grotz only one managing to escape, jumping to the driver’s side. It fired off a shot which Zarkov dodged, standing up stern fired off his shotgun. Felling the last grot.

(Grotz Gretchin x8 Dark heresy creatures anathema p100)

The party then discussed options as they still hadn’t received responses back to the Astropath. Novus suggested heading to the mountains and waiting for a response from the Inquisitor. But Zetkin advised that there wasn’t enough fuel to get there as it would take another three days. Against Sterns objections they decided to head closer to the surrounded Talon starport

Heading closer they could see various landers and the bastion wall of the starport in ruins. Sounds of battle could be heard from inside, parts of the city were ablaze.

The Astro path shuddered then went rigid “Lt Kovlar, enter in by the east entrance, we will meet you”

So they travelled to the eastern gate a safe distance from the surrounding Ork encampment, they could see the gate was in ruins, the roads littered with debris and Ork makeshift buildings. Failing to see any of the imperial guard waiting to meet them. They decided just to drive in as fast as they could hope to see the imperial guard inside.
Their vehicles engines roared as they approached the eastern gate. Orks looked on dumbfounded as the inquisitorial cell darted in and out avoiding the larger chunks of debris. It wasn’t long before they started to receive fire, one of the shots hit Kar who then lost control of the truck which hit one of the gate pillars, struggling to control the protesting truck it slammed into a building, it continued to move, sliding up the wall sparks flying everywhere. Then with an unhealthy clunk it came to a screeching halt.

The chase
Zarkov, Cutter and Stern in the jeep drove off faster hitting a lone Ork; they noticed that Kars truck had stopped, they turned the corner and behind they could see two crude looking bikes being driven by Orks, the large guns either side of the rider opened up with a roar, sparks flew off the speeding jeep. Up ahead the road turned at a right angle to the left. Cutter threw two blind grenades filling the street corner with dense smoke. Driving in to the smoke Zarkov did a skid turn but the jeep struck the building stalling the Jeep.
The noise of their Ork pursers got closer one of them, unable to see through the smoke smashed straight in to a building. The other skidded in to the building. Zarkov didn’t hesitate and sped on ahead out of the smoke. Followed closely by the Ork biker. Cutter and stern shooting back at it, but failing to do any major injuries to the determined greenskin.  A T junction lay up ahead and Zarkov expertly slid around the corner leaving a larger gap between them and the Ork. Up ahead they spotted what seemed to be part of a building move. As they got closer they made out the shape of an imperial guard sentinel. Its Multilaser opened up on the approaching Ork, vaporising the rider and the bike veered into the building on the right. Zarkov pulled up beside the Sentinel, its operator leaned over, saluted, “we have been waiting for you, you should report to the lieutenant”
Zarkov drove on.

Orks gather
Back at the truck, Kar, Novus, Octavia, Zetkin dash in to the building they had crashed into, they ran up the three floors of stairs and on to the flat roof. Leaning over the edge the noticed Orks coming closer inspecting the truck. Novus and Kar taking pot shots at those below. After a while larger Orks started to approach, and heading up the stairwell that the inquisitorial cell had used.
Kar Ran to the stairwell and waited for the Orks to approach. Soon one turned the corner to be hit by a shotgun, it shrugged off the wound the second shot left him dead. Another one took his place and charged up the stair well and engaged the guardsman in close combat, Kar quickly drew out his sword and dodged the Orks incoming blows, with an adept strike sliced the brutes arm clean off before impaling the Ork on his blade.  Kicking the Ork corpse to the side he looked down the stairwell.

Back at the planetary defence force outpost the arbiter and the two scum met up with Lt Kovlar standing in front of a chimera APC, it was Cutter that spoke first”  The rest of them are trapped at the gate, we need to rescue them”
The lieutenant wasted no time, “can you use las weapons?”
In unison “yes “they lied
“Then get in”
Inside the back of the chimera there were five guardsmen and they all travelled down back the way they came.

Kar looking in horror at the massive Ork that slowly make it’s was up the stairs at him, he crumpled to ground weeping uncontrollably, dropping his sword.
Slowly it approached its massive crude choppa in its hand and a slugga in the other. It reached the sobbing guardsman and shoved its choppa in to his gut, the guardsman crumpled and writhed in pain the Ork Nob slammed the guardsman head in to the floor, then with a spray of blood ripped a massive tear in his arm, the Guardsman vomited in agony then fell unconscious.

(Ork boyz x4 Dark heresy creatures anathema p98)
(Ork Nob x1 Dark heresy creatures anathema p99)
(Stormboyz Ork boyz x3 Dark heresy creatures anathema p98)

From the sky the Orks on what looked like rockets strapped to their back approached the group on the roof. A combined effort from Novus and Zetkin managed to shoot the first one out of the sky the other two landed in front of Zetkin soon all three were locked in a lethal combat. 

Novus could hear the conflict in the stairwell and heard the roars of Orks leaving Zetkin to deal with the Ork jump troopers he armed his melta gun, rushed forward and opened up the stairwell door, just down one set of stairs saw the largest Ork he had ever seen. Underneath the Ork Kar lay unconscious and bleeding.  Reeling with shock his shot with the melta gun missed leaving a large hole burnt out of the wall. The Ork nob roared and made his way up the stairs to the shocked tech priest.

 The Chimera’s multi laser blazed away making room around the broken truck, the APC stooped the back hatched opened and the guards men got out clearing the path to the  bottom of the stairwell of Orks, Cutter and Zarkov took the lead both with their riot shields raised, Stern followed up behind with his shotgun fully loaded. On the Third floor they came across the first Orks, the nearest one took hits from cutter and Zarkov.  Stern hit the Ork Further up the stairs and dodged incoming fire. Zarkov tried to fire again, but his Shotgun jammed. Slinging the weapon he charged in with his club. Cutter followed in with the arbite. The Ork shooting at stern’s face exploded with shotgun shell.
Taking the initiative ran past to see Kar on the floor bleeding. At the top of the other set of stairs he saw what had caused the injuries on Kar and it seemed to be fighting someone in the doorway. Stern dropped his weapons overcome with fear at the huge green beast; he vomited uncontrollably all over the prone form of Kar.

At the doorway the Ork nob was swinging poorly aimed hits at the tech priest. Novus was hitting but it seemed to be having little effect on the bellowing greenskin. A sweeping hit from the Ork’s choppa hit Novus in the knee knocking him to the floor. Holding his Axe Novus swung t it at the Orks head. Where it struck, leaving red blood running down the blade. Grabbing the blade the Ork chopped off Novus arm at the bicep, spraying the area with blood. His arm trailing blood as it hit the floor a few meters away. Novus passed out

Zetkin on the roof still locked in close combat with a Ork jump trooper, she used her mind and squeezed at the pain centre of the Orks body slowing it so she could deal the killing blow and taking its head off with a laspistol shot. Turning around she could see the other Ork heading towards the frail Astropath. Zetkin fired her laspistol at the Ork it didn’t seem to notice and charged knocking down the Astropath with a hit from its cruel blade. Then it charged at Zetkin as she fired another shot in its direction. Using her psychic powers she attempted to cause it pain, it resisted and carried on its attack, Zetkin dodging its blows. She tried her powers again this time its didn’t resist and more and more the Ork missed the young robed Psyker.

Stern recovered from his shock and lit one of his fire bombs, intent on setting the large ork aflame. He ran up to the door and hit the Ork knob point blank on the back of its head. The burning fuel burned away at the Ork and some of the wash of flames hit sterns leg before quickly burning out. The Ork nob turned around and roared in pain at the incoming humans.

In the stairwell the last remain Ork was taken down, Cutter ran up to see Kar covered in blood and vomit and Vox beaded  for medical assistant which arrive from the two guardsmen that where covering their ascent. Zarkov looked up the stairs to see Stern beating out the flames on his leg. The Arbite unjammed his pump action shotgun.
Cutter ran past Stern and picked up the fallen melta weapon. The Ork Nob missed the Scum with his weapon, Cutter aimed and got a glancing hit in the  monstrosity’s face, its right side melted away but the creature fought on.
Up behind him Zarkov let his shotgun sing out and opened up giant bloody rifts across the Ork Nobs chest, it slumped to the ground in a growing pool of blood.

Zetkin still fought on with the Ork jump trooper, she dodged its swing blade only to be caught in a wicked back swing, pain flashed through her. Looking down she could see her belly had been ripped open, dropping her staff she pressed her hand to her midriff to stop her innards from coming out, her savoir came in the form of Stern drop kicking the Ork towards the edge of the roof, With Zarkov rushing in and smashing the Ork off the roof with his riot shield.

With the Orks killed from the building the guardsman took the injured away in the back of the chimera. It’s multilaser keeping the other Orks at bay. Cutter ripped out one of the Ork Nob's teeth. Soon they where all in the passenger cabin of the chimera heading back to the imperial guard outpost. The wounded were taken away to be tended too.

+++++++++++Transmission end++++++++++++++

XP award:
Kar -120
Soloman "Cutter" Garvel - 170
Krell "Stern" Rabalias - 160
Zetkin - 150
Nihilus Zarkov -190
Novus Dorn- 140

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